Siemens has signed a lease for 74,000 square feet of warehouse space and seven acres of outdoor storage in Wichita, Kan., that will serve as a distribution center for its wind power operations, according to The Wichita Eagle. The new facility will provide storage, procurement, kitting, refurbishment and distribution of tooling that’s needed to install wind turbines nationally. The facility also will store, repair and distribute new unit transport framing and hardware that’s used to move nacelles, towers and blades around the region. Among its ongoing wind projects, Siemens will provide Duke Energy with 73 turbines for its Ironwood wind project in Spearville, Kan., and 57 turbines for Duke’s Cimarron II project in Gray County from the Wichita DC. The new Wichita center is the company’s 11th facility related to the wind power business nationally. Siemens also recently opened a nacelle assembly plant in Hutchinson, Kan.