Siemens Receives Order for 448 Wind Turbines

Today MidAmerican Energy and Siemens announced the largest wind expansion in Iowa’s history.

MidAmerican has placed an order with the Fort Madison company to make all the blades for 448 wind turbines the company is installing in Iowa. At today’s press conference, Governor Terry Branstad discussed the impact it will have on the economy…

“1,000 construction jobs will be added to Iowa’s economy during the next two years of the construction period. 448 new wind turbines and 40 new permanent jobs will be added.”

The wind expansion project is a $1.9-billion investment…

“Projects like this continue to make Iowa a recognized leader in renewable energy.”

It’s the world’s largest onshore wind turbine order placed by MidAmerican Energy.