Siemens to provide turbines for Lake Erie wind project

Siemens will deliver offshore wind turbines to Lake Erie Alternative Power, which is helping develop a 5,040-MW wind project in the Great Lakes region of the U.S.

Lake Erie Alternative Power (LEAP, Malvern, Pa., USA), which is supporting the development of offshore wind around the Great Lakes, has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Siemens, whereby Siemens will deliver offshore wind turbines to LEAP’s projects. LEAP has achieved an important milestone in the completion of their strategy for their Great Lakes projects. Additionally, as part of the proposed 5,040-MW wind project, LEAP is planning to develop and build the first US flagged wind-specific vessels in support of the project.

Both parties see this agreement as a strategic opportunity to become a frontrunner in the offshore wind industry in the United States by developing and commercializing projects around the Great Lakes.

Siemens has expressed its willingness to investigate, in coordination with LEAP, the feasibility of establishing local production, assembly and supply chain facilities in the Great Lakes area and identifying qualified sub-suppliers who have the intention of establishing or who already have established production facilities, supply chain facilities and/or service centers in area of Great Lakes in order to create sustainable employment in the North American renewables sector when it becomes apparent that a offshore market materializes in the U.S.