Oklahoma Home to Siemens Energy's Newest Wind Service Center
Siemens Energy, a subsidiary German-based Siemens AG, has officially opened a wind service distribution center in Oklahoma.
Located in the city of Woodward, the 64,000 square-foot facility will store and distribute main components and spare parts supporting the company's growing U.S. wind energy market reach.
Siemens chose Woodward because of its central location in the wind belt. This will reduce the amount of time to deliver parts and equipment needed to maintain the 5700 MW of combined capacity of Siemens wind turbines installed in the U.S. which includes 300 Siemens wind turbines in Oklahoma.
The Woodward facility joins a rapidly growing list of wind power manufacturing and support locations Siemens has in the U.S. including:
- a distribution warehouse in Wichita, Kansas.
- a nacelle assembly plant in Hutchinson, Kansas.
- a wind turbine blade manufacturing facility in Fort Madison, Iowa.
- a service center in Houston, Texas.
- an R&D center in Boulder, Colorado.
- two gearbox factories in Elgin, Illinois.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (R) was in attendance at the Woodward facility's grand opening and stressed the importance the production of energy will play in boosting her state's economy.
"Our state's abundance of wind resources, a friendly business climate and skilled workforce make this partnership a natural fit and we look forward to working with Siemens Energy to bring even more jobs to the state. As governor, my top priority is to create a business environment conducive to job creation and investment and today's announcement is a great sign we are meeting that goal."
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