Siemens has opened a new wind power distribution facility in Wichita, Kan. The 73,000 square-foot warehouse, with seven acres of outside storage, will provide procurement, kitting, storage, refurbishment and distribution for the tooling needed to erect and install wind turbines throughout the Americas region.
The center will also provide storage, repair and distribution for all new unit transport framing and hardware used to move towers, nacelles and blades throughout the region.
‘With more and more wind projects coming online in the U.S., we see this new facility in Wichita as a testament to our continued commitment to providing the highest level of service to our customers and to the overall maturation of the U.S. wind industry,’ says Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Energy's Wind Power Americas business. ‘Much like Siemens' recently announced new wind service facility in Woodward, Okla., the geographic location of the new Wichita distribution center will allow us to address our customers' installation and distribution needs in a cost-effective and timely manner.’