Innogy Moves Forward On Its First U.S. Wind Project

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded a contract for a 242 MW Ohio wind project from Innogy Renewables US LLC, a subsidiary of Germany-based innogy SE.

The agreement includes the supply of 63 SG 3.4-132 and nine SG 2.6-114 wind turbines for the Scioto Ridge project, located in Hardin and Logan counties, as well as a 10-year service and maintenance agreement.

“We are excited to partner with Innogy Renewables on their first wind project in the U.S. Siemens Gamesa has a long-standing relationship with innogy: We have supplied over 1.2 GW of onshore and offshore installations globally,” says José Antonio Miranda, CEO of onshore Americas at SGRE.

“The project has been in development for a long time, and the host communities and surrounding region will soon receive the benefits we have been predicting for years,” comments Jason Dagger, Innogy’s project manager for Scioto Ridge. “I am pleased that preliminary construction activities are now underway at the site. Full construction of the wind farm is on schedule to begin in the second quarter of 2019. We plan to commence operations of the entire 72-turbine facility in the fourth quarter of 2020.”

At the end of November 2018, innogy met a final investment decision for the construction of the Scioto Ridge wind farm. The total investment in the project will be more than $300 million.

SGRE’s blade manufacturing facility in Fort Madison, Iowa, and nacelle and hub assembly facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, will provide the SG 3.4-132 components for the project.

Andrew Young, CEO of Innogy Renewables US LLC, says, “Only half a year after the successful acquisition of the more than 2,000 MW U.S. onshore pipeline and development team from EverPower and Terra Firma, we have now started executing our first U.S. project. I am glad that we have been able to negotiate the turbine supply contract together with Siemens Gamesa. Scioto Ridge will make a big contribution to the achievement of Ohio’s renewables targets. Once fully operational, our first U.S. onshore wind farm will be capable of supplying the equivalent of more than 60,000 Ohio homes annually with renewable electricity.”

In total, Siemens Gamesa has installed more than 18.7 GW in the U.S. In Ohio, the company has installed 200 wind turbines across two projects totaling over 400 MW.

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