Siemens Gamesa awarded order for Kansas project


Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will supply 48 SG 3.4-132 and 14 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for Southern Power’s latest wind project — the 198.5-MW Reading wind facility in Lyon and Osage counties in Kansas.

The agreement also features a 20-year service and maintenance program. Known for its world-class maintenance solutions, Siemens Gamesa will offer the company the best in scale and flexibility to maximize energy asset returns. The program includes advanced diagnostics and digital capabilities, tailored to increase performance and operation predictably to achieve low cost of energy for customers.

An SGRE wind farm. Siemens Gamesa will supply a total of 62 turbines for Southern Power’s latest wind project. (Courtesy: Siemens Gamesa)

“We are pleased to partner with Southern Power for the Reading Wind project, and we are committed to upholding the highest standard of safety, availability, and reliability that we are known for providing,” said Darnell Walker, head of Service Americas at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

In total, Siemens Gamesa has provided turbines for more than 150 project sites with an output capacity of more than 18 GW in the U.S., enough energy to power more than 5 million average homes and has a strong U.S. footprint consisting of manufacturing, service, and offices. In Kansas, Siemens Gamesa has 484 wind turbines installed across nine projects totaling more than 1,000 MW. Southern Power has previously partnered with Siemens Gamesa on four other wind turbine project installations totaling more than 300 turbines, totaling about 720 MW installed and under service.

A total of 2,397 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines have been installed in the U.S., accounting for 5.5 GW of installed capacity across 31 projects. The first SG 3.4-132 wind turbine for the U.S. was completed in August 2018. This product features an output of 3.465 MW and a rotor diameter of 132 meters. These turbines are optimized for Class II sites to maximize energy production with low noise emission levels.