Siemens announces that it will supply 21 turbines for a wind farm slated for Rush County, assembling the nacelles for the turbines at its facility in Hutchinson.
The 48-megawatt Alexander wind farm is being developed by NJR Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources.
NJRCEV will spend about $85 million on the Alexander project, and it is responsible for building, owning and operating the wind farm. It is expected to be operational in the fall. Siemens signed an agreement to service and maintain the turbines.
A nacelle includes all of the turbine except the blades and the tower.
Siemens employs about 360 employees and 40 contractors at its Hutchinson plant, according to the company. The new order shouldn’t affect staffing.