WASHINGTON—Siemens Energy has won a major contract from U.S. public utility Portland General Electric to supply and install 116 wind turbines.
Each with a rating of 2.3 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 108 meters, the turbines are destined for the Tucannon River Wind Farm in Washington state.
When it comes online in 2015, the wind farm’s total capacity of 267 MW will supply nearly 84,000 American households with electricity.
The nacelles for the wind turbines will be manufactured at the Siemens plant in Hutchinson, Kansas. The rotor blades will be fabricated at the Siemens production facility in Fort Madison, Iowa.
Siemens will also service for the wind turbines over a period of five years. The Tucannon River Wind Farm, formerly known as Lower Snake River Phase II, is adjacent to the Lower Snake River Phase I project, a 343-MW wind power plant completed in 2012 using Siemens wind turbines.