MidAmerican, Siemens Energy Agree to Contract for Turbine Blades
MidAmerican Energy officials say they have contracted with an Iowa wind turbine blade factory to make all the blades for 448 new wind turbines in Iowa. Adam Wright, MidAmerican vice president, says about 500 workers at the Fort Madison Siemens Energy plant will be making turbine blades for the wind expansion project. The CEO of Siemens Energy's wind division Mark Albenze says the MidAmerican order is the largest onshore wind turbine order in the world. The Iowa Utilities Board in August approved MidAmerican's $1.9 billion wind expansion project.