Greentech Lead America: Siemens Energy has received an order from the U.S. public utility Portland General Electric for the supply and installation of 116 wind turbines.
The wind turbines, each with a rating of 2.3 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 108 meters, are to be installed at the Tucannon River Wind Farm in the state of Washington. The project is expected to be complete in 2015.
The wind farm will have a total capacity of 267 MW sufficient to supply nearly 84,000 American households with ecofriendly electricity.
The nacelles for the wind turbines will be manufactured at the Siemens plant in Hutchinson, Kansas. The rotor blades will be fabricated at the Siemens production facility in Fort Madison, Iowa. Siemens will also be responsible for service for the wind turbines over a period of five years.
The Tucannon River Wind Farm, formerly known as Lower Snake River Phase II, is adjacent to the Lower Snake River Phase I project, a 343-MW wind power plant completed in 2012 and also featuring Siemens wind turbines.
In fiscal 2012 (ended September 30) Siemens Energy Sector had revenues of EUR27.5 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR26.9 billion and posted a profit of EUR2.2 billion. On September 30, 2012, the Energy Sector had a work force of almost 86,000.