Hutchinson 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.