E.ON has placed an order with Siemens Energy for the supply of 87 SWT 2.3 MW wind turbines for the 200 MW Papalote Creek II wind power plant in San Patricio County, Texas.
Siemens will deliver and transport the wind turbines, as well as provide service and maintenance for two years. Delivery is expected to begin next month, and the wind farm is scheduled to be commissioned this fall.
According to Steve Trenholm, CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, the project is expected to create more than 300 temporary jobs and provide an investment of more than $300 million to the local tax base.
E.ON and Siemens have partnered on several U.S. wind projects in the past. Siemens supplied 54 2.3 MW units for E.ON's Forest Creek wind farm near Big Spring, Texas, in 2006, and 55 2.3 MW wind turbines for the Champion wind farm in Nolan County, Texas, in 2007.