Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed a four-year O&M agreement with Pattern Energy for its 218-MW Panhandle Wind 1 facility.
Siemens Gamesa will be servicing 118 units of 1.85-87 MW GE wind turbines sourced by Pattern Energy. Siemens Gamesa said it will begin servicing the turbines later this year in Carson County, Texas.
“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,” said Kevin Devlin, senior VP of Operations, Pattern Energy.
Pattern Energy will benefit from Siemens Gamesa’s technical experience and capabilities for servicing turbines of other manufacturers. Siemens Gamesa aims to improve the performance and reliability of the GE technology. Siemens Gamesa will implement value-added analytics, including NEM Solutions and SCADA Diagnostics.
“This agreement allows Pattern Energy to realize the best possible return on investment for their Panhandle Wind 1 fleet,” said Darnell Walker, service CEO of Siemens Gamesa for the Americas region.
Siemens Gamesa said the new agreement brings Siemens Gamesa’s total multi-brand turbine servicing portfolio to more than 1 GW. With 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 over 10,000 wind turbines in operation with a combined capacity of nearly 20 GW in the U.S.