Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for Reading wind farm in Kansas
Wind industry news : Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has bagged a contract to supply turbines from Southern Power for the 198.5MW Reading wind farm in Kansas.
Reading wind farm in Kansas
As per the contract, Siemens Gamesa will deliver 48 of its SG 3.4-132 and 14 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for the new wind farm in Kansas, to be built in Lyon and Osage counties. The contract also covers an agreement to provide a 20-year service and maintenance program for the Reading wind farm.
Darnell Walker – Head of Service Americas at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, commenting on the contract for the Reading wind farm, said: “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.”
Previously, Southern Power had worked with Siemens Gamesa on four other wind farms, which have a total of more than installed and operating 300 turbines, with a combined capacity of 720MW.
The Reading wind project is the eleventh wind facility of Southern Power and is backed by a power purchasing agreement with global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruise signed in early October.
The new wind farm in Kansas is anticipated to produce nearly 760,000 megawatt hours per year and over the 12 years of the agreement will provide enough clean energy to offset 10-12% of the annual carbon emissions of Royal Caribbean, starting in 2020.
Developed originally by RES, the Reading wind farm is likely to break ground in Q2 2019 and is targeted to be ready by Q2 2020. RES will head the construction of the new wind farm in Kansas alongside Southern Power.
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