MidAmerican taps Siemens for 1GW

Tycoon Warren Buffett

Tycoon Warren Buffett

Siemens has been picked to supply turbines to the 1GW of new Iowa wind farms that MidAmerican Energy is bringing into service, the Warren Buffett-owned company announced.

MidAmerican said following a tender process, the German group was selected to supply turbines from its 2.3MW G2 platform for all five projects that will make up the new capacity – a total of 448 turbines.

Siemens was always seen as the prime contender for the supply deals, as it has delivered turbines to previous MidAmerican projects and has factories in the region.

Blades will be made at Siemens’ Iowa factory and nacelles at its Kansas plant, MidAmerican said. The manufacturer will also get a service deal.

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