The wind farm, Papalote Creek II in San Patricio County, will use 87 SWT-2.3-101 turbines. Delivery is expected to begin next month with the aim of bringing the development online by the end of the year.
Speaking about the deal Steve Trenholm, CEO, E.ON Climate & Renewables North America said: "This project will create more than 300 temporary jobs and provide an investment of more than $300 million to the local tax base. E.ON is pleased to make this investment and help further the growthof the U.S. renewables market."
Earlier this month Siemens has won a contract to supply 130 3.6MW turbines for what will be the US's first offshore wind farm and additionally plans to open a facility in Boston.