Siemens Gamesa has been selected by MidAmerican Energy Co. for the Southern Hills Expansion project in Iowa.
The wind farm will feature 21 SG 4.5-145 wind turbines, operating at 4.8 MW. Siemens Gamesa will also provide service and maintenance for three-and-a-half years.
“We are once again proud to have been awarded a project by MidAmerican Energy Co., strengthening our long-standing relationship with them,” states José Antonio Miranda, CEO of onshore americas at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “We have had great success with the SG 4.5-145 wind turbine, with over 1.4 GW sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and are excited to continue growing that number.”
This turbine model, ideal for sites with medium wind speeds, offers a rating ranging from 4.2 MW to 4.8 MW.
To date, Siemens Gamesa has installed over 10,000 wind turbines in the U.S., totaling about 20 GW of installed capacity. In Iowa, Siemens Gamesa has installed nearly 1,400 wind turbines for a total of almost 3.5 GW. Of that, 1,164 units – for a total capacity of nearly 3 GW – are with MidAmerican.