Siemens to Supply and Service Turbines for Major Wind Project in New Mexico and Texas
Siemens has contracted with Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development”) to deliver, install and service a total of 141 wind turbines for the Broadview Wind project consisting of two adjacent wind farms in New Mexico and Texas with a total installed capacity of 324 megawatts (MW). Broadview is expected to generate enough electricity to meet the energy needs of approximately 180,000 average U.S. households each year.
The New Mexico section of the Broadview project located near Broadview, -an unincorporated community in Curry County in the east of New Mexico, about 29 miles north of the city of Clovis- will feature 105 turbines for a total of 241 MW. The Texas section – located in Deaf Smith County, approximately 100 miles southwest of Amarillo – will have 36 turbines for a total of 83 MW.
Broadview will feature Siemens’ SWT-2.3-108 wind turbine, with a rotor diameter of 108 meters and a hub height of 80 meters. An installed power boost option provides additional electrical output under high wind conditions. The Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines are part of the company’s G2 platform of onshore geared products – the workhorse of Siemens’-installed portfolio with rotor diameters optimized for all wind conditions. The G2 platform features highly engineered, designed and manufactured components, exceptional reliability and low operational costs for an optimized return on investment.
The nacelles and hubs for the Broadview Wind project will be assembled at the Siemens facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, and the blades will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa.
The installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin this month, with the start of operations expected in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2016. A service and maintenance agreement was also signed for the turbines and includes Siemens’ remote monitoring and diagnostic services, which offer a proactive approach to service and maintenance to help bolster the performance of the turbines during their lifetime.
Siemens Financial Services Division (SFS) is supporting the project with loans totaling nearly $100 million. The funds provided by SFS will be used to support the customer’s equity stake in the transaction – both during and after construction.
“We are very proud to supply the turbines for these projects, which will be produced at our factories in the US and our service technicians will ensure that Broadview operates at maximum energy output,” said Jacob Andersen, CEO Onshore Americas, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division. “With the combination of equipment, service and financing, the Broadview wind farm represents Siemens’ broad portfolio and comprehensive expertise in wind power generation.”
Nearly 6,000 Siemens wind turbines are installed in the United States, capable of producing clean, renewable power for more than 4.2 million households every day. Siemens recently achieved the 14-GW installed capacity milestone in the Americas, with over 7,300 installed wind turbines.
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