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Siemens has won an order to supply 28 of its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines to the Windthorst-2 wind power project in Windthorst, Texas.

The 67.6 MW wind farm is expected to commence commercial operation this fall, and Siemens has also signed a service agreement that the company says will help ensure the reliability, availability and performance of the turbines.

A majority interest in the Windthorst-2 project was recently sold to a fund managed by BlackRock. OwnEnergy will maintain a minority ownership interest and manage the project's construction.

“We look forward to working with BlackRock and OwnEnergy on this project as they provide clean, renewable energy to the citizens of Texas,” says Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Energy’s Wind Power Americas business. “The equipment supplied by Siemens for this project will be manufactured in the U.S. by our skilled labor force in Iowa and Kansas. This order demonstrates that the production tax credit continues to provide and support manufacturing and constructions jobs in the U.S.”

According to Siemens, the project will also create 95 to 125 temporary construction jobs and five to seven long-term positions during the operation of the wind farm.



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