(PRESS RELEASE) ZAMUDIO, Spain, 22-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy signs agreement with Pattern Energy for its 218-MW Panhandle Wind 1 facility which consist of 118 units of 1.85-87 MW GE wind turbines. The agreement covers four years of operations and maintenance of all turbines, including SCADA diagnostic analysis to maximize Pattern Energy’s business case. The company will begin servicing the turbines later this year in Carson County, Texas.
Kevin Devlin, Senior VP of Operations, Pattern Energy, comments: “Siemens Gamesa is a strong service provider and we count on them to optimize performance and to realize the full value of our wind turbine fleet.”
The contract includes service and maintenance agreement, offering the best in scale and flexibility to maximize energy asset returns. With 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 the NEM Solutions and SCADA Diagnostics and full range of value-added analytics.
Darnell Walker, Service CEO of Siemens Gamesa for the Americas region, comments: “With Pattern Energy’s high expectations of service providers, we are proud to support them in solving complex challenges with the assurance of maximizing project profitability and output. This agreement allows Pattern Energy to realize the best possible return on investment for their Panhandle Wind 1 fleet.”
Since 2010, Siemens Gamesa has been actively maintaining wind turbines from other manufacturers. With the new deal Siemens Gamesa’s total multi-brand turbine servicing portfolio to more than 1 GW. Nearly 57 GW under service globally, including around 1 GW of multi-brand turbines. Siemens Gamesa is a leading service provider in the industry.
Siemens Gamesa has a strong U.S. footprint consisting of manufacturing, service and offices. Currently Siemens Gamesa has over 10,000 wind turbines in operation with a combined capacity of nearly 20 GW in the U.S.
SOURCE: Siemens Gamesa