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Siemens wins wind turbine order for nuclear weapons facility

UNITED STATES: Siemens has won an 11.5MW contract from the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for a project in Texas.

The Pantex Plant is America's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility
The Pantex Plant is America's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility

The Pantex Plant is America's only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility and maintain's the US's nuclear weapons stockpile.

The Pantex wind farm, located on 1,500 square metres to the east of the plant, will use five Siemens 2.3MW wind turbines. It will be the first project developed by the NNSA and the largest by a federal department.

The project will also be available for research to Texas Tech University. The deal includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement.

Speaking about the deal, NNSA production office manager Steve Erhart said: "Three years of hard work, dedication and determination have paid off. The NNSA’s goal was to turn Texas wind into energy, and we have overcome numerous hurdles in implementing the contracting strategy."


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