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Siemens wins contract for Carroll wind power plant in US

Siemens has received a contract from Carroll Area Wind Farm, a company of NJR Clean Energy Ventures, to supply wind turbines for the Carroll wind power plant.

The contract also includes a service and maintenance agreement.

To be located in western Iowa near the city of Carroll, the power plant will consist of nine 2.3MW geared wind turbines.

Siemens will supply its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for the plant. Installation of turbines will begin in October 2014 and commissioning is expected in early 2015.

The company claims that the SWT-2.3-108 turbine features enhanced reliability and productivity in low to moderate wind speeds. With 108m rotors, the turbines provide optimized power output for the site-specific wind conditions in western Iowa.

Siemens will manufacture the major wind turbine components at its production facilities in the US.

Siemens Energy’s Wind Power Onshore Americas business CEO Mark Albenze said the company looks forward to working with NJR Clean Energy Ventures on this project in Iowa.

“All of the blades will be manufactured at our nearby Fort Madison, Iowa, facility, and all nacelles and hubs for this project will be assembled at our factory in Hutchinson, Kansas,” Albenze said

“This order is further evidence that the federal production tax credit continues to boost new economic investment in the US and encourages development of proven renewable energy projects.”

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GE to supply 32 wind turbines in Brazil

GE is to supply 32 of its 2.2-107 wind turbines for a Brazilian project, the company has announced.

The order came from Brazilian power asset developer and operator Omega Energia, which is to build a wind farm in the country’s Piaui region.

As part of the contract, GE will provide operations and maintenance on the 32 turbines for 10 years.

This is the first order for the new turbine model, which GE described as an evolution of its 1.5 MW series. It is well suited to Brazil’s wind climate, the company added.

“The 2.2-107 wind turbine provides a 12 per cent increase in capacity factor and a 33 per cent increase in power output over GE’s current offering while continuing to provide the reliability and efficiency of GE’s wind turbines. We are thrilled to launch a new product again in Brazil,” said Jean-Claude Robert, general manager of Latin America for GE’s renewable energy business.

“This new contract demonstrates that the industry recognizes our commitment to our customers and our outstanding execution capabilities in Brazil,” he added.

GE employs over 8500 people in Brazil, and in September 2013 announced the installation of its 500th wind turbine in the country. The company has operations in Bahia, São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro.

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