Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with MidAmerican Energy to provide service and maintenance for 958 SWT-2.3 turbines at 12 wind projects in Iowa. The deal, totaling more than 2.2 GW, represents Siemens' largest onshore service agreement to date.
Under terms of the deal, Siemens will provide approximately 10 years of service and maintenance for eight MidAmerican wind projects currently in operation, as well as four additional projects that are scheduled to become operational during the term of the agreement.
MidAmerican and Siemens have worked together in Iowa since 2008. Additionally, Siemens has a wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Ft. Madison, where blades for many of the projects were manufactured.
‘MidAmerican Energy continues to invest significantly in expanding and sustaining Iowa's position as one of America's leading producers of clean, renewable energy,’ says Randy Zwirn, president and CEO of Siemens Power Generation Services. ‘We are extremely proud they have chosen Siemens to provide service and maintenance solutions to help ensure the optimal performance of these wind projects over the next decade.’
Siemens says it currently provides service and maintenance for more than 3,100 installed wind turbines in the Americas region and more than 7,600 globally, with a combined generating capacity of approximately 18 GW.