German power engineering major Siemens has been awarded an order to supply 44 of its 2.3MW wind turbines for the Keenan wind farm in Woodward County in Oklahoma, US. The order has been placed by CPV Renewable Energy Company, a subsidiary of Competitive Power Ventures.

The Keenan wind farm is expected to increase Oklahoma’s existing 700MW wind power capacity by 101MW, enough power to meet the electricity demand of approximately 30,000 households. Counting this order, Siemens has received six US wind turbine orders totaling more than 1,500MW to date in fiscal 2008.

The Siemens scope of supply for the Keenan wind farm consists of delivery, installation and commissioning of 44 SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.3MW each. A service and warranty agreement is also included in the order. The wind farm is scheduled to be in commercial operation in 2009.

Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens wind power business unit, said: The US is the largest market for our wind turbines business and we are pleased that Competitive Power Ventures selected Siemens for its first wind farm in Oklahoma, which will also be our first wind project in that state.