Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been awarded the 242 MW Scioto Ridge onshore wind project by Innogy Renewables US LLC, a subsidiary of German based energy company innogy SE.
The contract volume includes the supply of 63 SG 3.4-132 and 9 SG 2.6-114 wind turbines for the Scioto Ridge project that is to be located in Hardin and Logan Counties, Ohio, USA. The order also features a 10-year service and maintenance agreement for Siemens Gamesa’s premium world-class maintenance program, offering the best in scale and flexibility to maximise 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. Commissioning of the project is expected in the fall of 2020.
“We are excited to partner with Innogy Renewables on their first wind project in the U.S. Siemens Gamesa has a long-standing relationship with innogy: we have supplied over 1.2 GW of onshore and offshore installations globally,” says José Antonio Miranda, CEO of Onshore Americas at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
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. This product features an output of 3.465 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 132 metres and guarantees high energy production with low noise emission levels.
Andrew Young, CEO of Innogy Renewables US LLC, says, “Only half a year after the successful acquisition of the more than 2,000 megawatt US onshore pipeline and development team from EverPower and Terra Firma, we have now started executing our first US project. I am glad that we have been able to negotiate the turbine supply contract together with Siemens Gamesa. Scioto Ridge will make a big contribution to the achievement of Ohio’s Renewables targets. Once fully operational, our first US onshore wind farm will be capable of supplying the equivalent of more than 60,000 Ohio homes annually with renewable electricity.”
In total, Siemens Gamesa has installed more than 18.7 GW in the US and has a strong US footprint consisting of manufacturing, service and offices. In Ohio, Siemens Gamesa has installed 200 wind turbines across two projects totalling over 400 MW.