Siemens will provide service and maintenance at 12 MidAmerican Energy Company wind projects in Iowa through June 2024 ----Combined capacity of more than 2 gigawatts (GW) ----Largest onshore wind service contract to date for Siemens
ORLANDO, Fla. & DES MOINES, Iowa--Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with MidAmerican Energy to provide service and maintenance for 958 SWT-2.3 turbines at 12 wind projects in Iowa. This represents the largest onshore service agreement to date for Siemens globally. Combined, these 12 wind projects have a capacity of more than 2.2 GW, enough to provide approximately 665,000 average Iowa homes with clean energy.
Under terms of the agreement, Siemens will provide approximately 10 years of service and maintenance for eight MidAmerican wind projects currently in operation as well as four additional projects that are scheduled to become operational during the term of the agreement. Siemens service technicians and engineers will be working and living in and around these Iowa wind projects over the course of the agreement providing significant and sustained economic benefits to the region.
MidAmerican Energy and Siemens have worked together since 2008 developing significant renewable energy resources in Iowa, benefitting local utility customers and residents. Additionally, Siemens has a wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Ft. Madison, where blades for many of the projects were manufactured.
"I am pleased that MidAmerican Energy and Siemens continue to find opportunities to work together to enhance our state's position as a national leader in wind generation," said Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. "It is great to see clean, renewable energy as the state of Iowa benefits from the quality jobs and positive economic impact that the renewable energy business generates and delivers."
"MidAmerican Energy continues to invest significantly in expanding and sustaining Iowa's position as one of America's leading producers of clean, renewable energy," said Randy Zwirn, president and CEO, Siemens Power Generation Services. "We are extremely proud they have chosen Siemens to provide service and maintenance solutions to help ensure the optimal performance of these wind projects over the next decade."
"Siemens continues to provide valuable equipment and services that benefit our customers and the state," said Bill Fehrman, president and CEO, MidAmerican Energy. "This contract is a testament of their commitment to provide answers that help us continue to deliver sustainable energy solutions."
Siemens currently provides service and maintenance for more than 3,100 installed wind turbines in the Americas region and more than 7,600 globally, with a combined generating capacity of approximately 18 gigawatts (GW).
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a leading provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading supplier of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled Ä75.9 billion and income from continuing operations Ä4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
MidAmerican Energy Company provides electric service to 739,000 customers and natural gas service to 719,000 customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. It is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via www.midamericanenergy.com.