Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been awarded the 242-megawatt (MW) Scioto Ridge onshore wind project in Ohio, U.S., the company announced Tuesday.
Awarded by Innogy Renewables US LLC, a subsidiary of German-based energy company innogy SE, the Scioto Ridge project is Innogy Renewables' first wind project in the U.S., and will be located in Hardin and Logan Counties, a statement read.
Commissioning of the project is expected in the fall of 2020. Once fully operational, the wind farm will be capable of supplying the equivalent of more than 60,000 Ohio homes annually with renewable electricity, it added.
According to the statement, the contract includes the supply of 63 SG 3.4-132 and 9 SG 2.6-114 wind turbines as well as a 10-year service and maintenance agreement for Siemens Gamesa's "premium world-class maintenance program" which features advanced diagnostics and digital capabilities, tailored to increase performance and operation to achieve low cost of energy for customers.
The company's blade manufacturing facility in Fort Madison, Iowa and nacelle and hub assembly facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, will provide SG 3.4-132 components for the project.
According to the press release, Siemens Gamesa has so far installed more than 18.7 gigawatts (GW) in the U.S., including 200 wind turbines totaling over 400 MW across two projects in Ohio. Globally, the company has supplied over 1.2 GW of onshore and offshore installations.
By Hale Turkes