Siemens Power Generation has announced that it has executed a purchase agreement for a US wind turbine blade manufacturing site located in Fort Madison, Iowa.
The manufacturing facility will be established in an existing 224,000-square-foot building complex on nearly 127 acres. This new manufacturing facility in Fort Madison will allow Siemens to meet the strong US demand for wind power generators in the future. Closing for the facility is scheduled in the coming weeks. This will be Siemens' first wind turbine production facility in the U.S. and will further expand the capacities of their worldwide manufacturing network. The first blades to be manufactured at the Fort Madison facility will be for the company's 2.3-MW wind turbines. Series production of rotor blades for wind turbines is scheduled to start in Fort Madison in the first half of 2007.