Siemens announces that it will supply 21 wind turbines to NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NJR), for the 48-megawatt Alexander wind farm, located in Rush, Kansas.
A service and maintenance agreement was also signed to help ensure the wind turbines operate at optimal levels. NJRCEV is responsible for constructing, owning and operating the wind farm. The Alexander wind power project is expected to be in operation in the fall of 2015.
The onshore wind power plant, located 120 miles northwest of Wichita, will produce energy for customers through PPAs. The project’s 21 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines are part of Siemens G2 platform of onshore geared products – the bestselling wind turbine of Siemens installed portfolio in the Americas with rotor diameters optimized for all wind conditions. The G2 platform features highly-engineered, designed and manufactured components, exceptional reliability, intelligence and low operational costs for an optimized return on investment.
The nacelles for this project will be assembled at the Siemens nearby facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, and the blades will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa. “This order reinforces our commitment to local manufacturing in North America supporting our customers and the entire region. This project has a special meaning, as the Alexander wind farm is just up the road from our nacelle assembly plant,” says Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division.
Siemens recently hit the 10-GW installed capacity milestone in the Americas, with its 5,600 installed wind turbines in Canada, the U.S. and South America. Nearly 5,000 wind turbines are installed in the U.S., and are capable of producing clean, renewable power for more than 2.5 million households every day.