Siemens Gamesa has won a wind turbine deal from MidAmerican Energy Company for the Rolling Hills wind power project with 429.3 MW capacity.
The company will repower the project with 163 SG 2.7-129 and 18 previously sold SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines.
Rolling Hills is located in Adair, Adams and Cass counties in Iowa and currently features 193 SWT-2.3-101 turbines. The repowering project includes replacement of the blades, hubs and nacelles for all units, and top tower sections for the SG 2.7-129 units, Siemens Gamesa said on Tuesday.
MidAmerican Energy Company will start commissioning of the project in late 2021.
“The blades will be produced right there in Iowa and the nacelles and hubs will come from neighboring Kansas, making this a truly local project,” said Jose Antonio Miranda, CEO of Onshore Americas at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
Siemens Gamesa said it has installed more than 10,000 wind turbines in the U.S. totalling approximately 20 GW of installed capacity.
In Iowa, Siemens Gamesa has installed nearly 1,400 wind turbines for a total of almost 3.5 GW. The company has two manufacturing facilities located in Fort Madison, Iowa, and Hutchinson, Kansas.