Siemens is building two new facilities in Woodward, Okla., in what it says is an effort to better service its wind turbine customers in the U.S. The company recently announced its plans to build two wind service warehouses that will store main components and individual parts for its wind turbines while also providing tooling services.
The combined warehouse space will reportedly total 64,000 square feet. Construction on the facilities is scheduled to begin this month with completion expected by the end of the year.
Siemens reports it chose the Oklahoma location for its primary distribution complex because it enables the company to provide its customers with quick delivery times and greater parts availability. Among other components and parts, the facility will house wind turbine blades, drive assemblies and generators. Siemens expects the facilities will provide for 40 “green collar” jobs within the next five years.
Siemens has plenty of wind projects operating in the state. The company has 44 of its 2.3 megawatt wind turbines operating at the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) Spirit wind farm located near Woodward, Oklahoma, a total of 110 wind turbines installed at phase I and II of the Keenan wind farm in Keenan, OK plus 98 total turbines at the Crossroads wind farm in Dewey County, OK.