Siemens has received an order from Apex Clean Energy to supply, support installation and provide service for wind turbines for the Grant Wind project in Grant County, Okla.
The 151 MW facility will employ 66 Siemens SWT-2.3-108 turbines, each with 53-meter blades and a power rating of 2.3 MW. The nacelles for the project will be assembled at the Siemens facility in Hutchinson, Kan., and the blades will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa.
A long-term service and maintenance agreement for the turbines was signed, and installation of the turbines is scheduled to begin in October, with the start of operations expected in spring 2016. Siemens Financial Services is supporting the project's construction financing with $50 million.
The Grant Wind order follows an announcement earlier this year that Siemens will provide turbines, service and financing for Apex Clean Energy's Kay Wind project in Kay County, Okla.
‘With this second order in one year, Apex Clean Energy continues our successful collaboration,’ says Siemens' Thomas Richterich.
Photo courtesy of Siemens: The Grant Wind project will consist of 66 Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines.