Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Mon May 23, 2011

Wind Jobs

Oklahoma City – Siemens Energy plans to start construction on a new wind service warehousing operation in Woodward that the company says will eventually lead to 40 new jobs during the next five years.

Siemens announced Monday it plans to build two new facilities in the northwest Oklahoma city that will be the company's largest wind power service distribution center in the country.

Construction on the main warehouse and adjacent tooling and spare parts facilities will begin this month and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The two facilities will be 64,000 square feet.

The company says the distribution facility will serve as its hub for wind energy components and parts, including wind turbine blades, drive assemblies and generators.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.