Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced it has signed a 4-year O&M agreement with Pattern Energy for its 218-MW Panhandle Wind 1 facility, consisting of 118 units of 1.85-87 MW GE wind turbines. The company will begin servicing the turbines later this year in Carson County, Texas, USA.
“Siemens Gamesa is a strong service provider and we count on them to optimise performance and to realise the full value of our wind turbine fleet,” says Kevin Devlin, Senior VP of Operations, Pattern Energy.
The deal features a service and maintenance agreement, offering the best in scale and flexibility to maximise energy asset returns. By leveraging Siemens Gamesa’s technical experience and capabilities for servicing turbines of other manufacturers, the company is able to improve the performance and reliability of the GE technology. Siemens Gamesa will implement a full range of value-added analytics, including NEM Solutions and SCADA Diagnostics.
“With Pattern Energy’s high expectations of service providers, we are proud to support them in solving complex challenges with the assurance of maximising project profitability and output. This agreement allows Pattern Energy to realise the best possible return on investment for their Panhandle Wind 1 fleet,” says Darnell Walker, Service CEO of Siemens Gamesa for the Americas region.
Siemens Gamesa has been actively maintaining wind turbines from other manufacturers since 2010. The new agreement brings Siemens Gamesa’s total multi-brand turbine servicing portfolio to more than 1 GW. Siemens Gamesa has nearly 57 GW under service globally, including around 1 GW of multi-brand turbines.
In the US, Siemens Gamesa has currently over 10,000 wind turbines in operation with a combined capacity of nearly 20 GW, and has a strong US footprint consisting of manufacturing, service and offices.