Siemens Gamesa bags new wind turbine contract from MidAmerican Energy

Siemens Gamesa SG 3.4-132 model wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa has won a contract from MidAmerican Energy Company for the Southern Hills Expansion wind power project.

Siemens Gamesa will supply 21 SG 4.5-145 wind turbines. The Southern Hills Expansion wind power project will be operating at 4.8 MW and will be located in Iowa. This project also features the company’s premier service and maintenance agreement for three and a half years, Siemens Gamesa said.

Siemens Gamesa has designed this turbine model, a benchmark solution for sites with medium winds, to offer a flexible rating ranging from 4.2 to 4.8 MW. The advanced turbine model will be increasing its adaptability to be configured for optimal performance in each individual project, achieving maximum returns.

“We have had great success with the SG 4.5-145 wind turbine, with over 1.4 GW sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and are excited to continue growing that number,” Jose Antonio Miranda, CEO of Onshore Americas at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, said.

Siemens Gamesa said it has installed over 10,000 wind turbines in the U.S. totalling about 20 GW of installed capacity.

In Iowa, Siemens Gamesa has installed nearly 1,400 wind turbines for a total of almost 3.5 GW. Of that, 1,164 units for a total capacity of nearly 3 GW are with MidAmerican Energy Company, highlighting the strong collaboration of both companies.