Siemens wins order for 48 MW Kansas wind energy project

Siemens will supply 21 wind turbines to NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a unit of New Jersey Resources, for the 48 MW, Kansas-based Alexander wind project, located in Rush, Kan. A service and maintenance agreement was also signed to help ensure the turbines operate at optimal levels.

NJRCEV will be investing up to about $85 million in the Alexander wind power project, and is responsible for constructing, owning and operating the wind farm. The Alexander wind project is expected to be operational in the fall of 2015.

The Alexander project, located 120 miles northwest of Wichita, Kansas, covers 7,000 acres of rural agricultural land, and will produce energy for customers through power purchase agreements.

The project will use 21 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines.

The nacelles for this project will be assembled at Siemens nearby facility in Hutchinson, Kan. and the blades will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa.

Siemens 300,000-square-foot plant in Hutchinson assembles nacelles, which sit atop the wind tower, supporting the rotor and housing components for electric power generation, including the gearbox, the drive train and the control electronics. The 90-ton nacelles produced there are used in Siemens G2 2.3 MW wind turbine product family.

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