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Archive for Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Iowa firm places big wind turbine order with Siemens, many to be built in Hutchinson

December 29, 2010

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— Siemens Wind Power has received an order for 258 2.3-megawatt turbines from MidAmerican Energy Co. of Iowa.

MidAmerican Energy says the turbines will be installed in western and central Iowa. The companies say the turbines will be built at Siemens' plants in Hutchinson and Fort Madison, Iowa. The deal was announced on Tuesday.

Siemens also will provide service and maintenance for the three wind farms.

The Hutchinson plant, which officially opened Dec. 3, will produce the turbines' nacelles, which hold all the equipment for turning wind power into electricity. The Fort Madison plant produces the turbines' blades.

Siemens says the turbines will be delivered beginning in 2011, with the order complete in 2012.

Comments

lounger 3 years, 11 months ago

Im all for wind power but...lets keep it out of lovely eastern kansas and put it in the western part of the state where it could boost tourism. Then the western side of the state could have something "more" to look at...Sheilds at the ready!

Haiku 3 years, 11 months ago

The real reason for wind farms: Oklahoma sucks and Nebraska blows.

Clark Coan 3 years, 11 months ago

Interesting that a Warren Buffett subsidiary is building these. Not sure why he is also investing in nuclear plants--too much of a financial risk.

ConcernedCynic 3 years, 11 months ago

I say lets keep all this hippie "green energy" crap out of our state. All it does is supply jobs, save ground water and lower greenhouse gas emissions... Build more coal plants!

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