Diamond WTG Engineering & Services Inc., a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., and Leeward Renewable Energy LLC, a renewable energy company, have announced that Leeward has extended Diamond’s maintenance and service agreements (MSAs) for five of Leeward’s wind energy projects in the U.S. for 10 years.
According to Diamond, the combined capacity of these renewable energy assets totals 564 MW, and the projects spread across four different states: California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.
“We are proud that Leeward Renewable Energy has selected Diamond to service its wind farms, which, in turn, contribute to America’s energy independence. Their decision is a reflection of the quality of our technicians, our commitment to client service and the trust Leeward has in our ability to address all aspects of wind turbine operations,” comments Harm Toren, president and CEO of Diamond.
As reported, Diamond and Leeward finalized the extension of customized MSAs, under which Diamond will be responsible for the performance of scheduled maintenance, minor corrective repairs, gearbox management and supply of spare parts for the following wind projects:
- Aragonne Mesa, 90 MW (New Mexico);
- Buena Vista, 38 MW (California);
- Caprock, 80 MW (New Mexico);
- Cedar Creek, 221 MW (Colorado); and
- Sweet Water 3, 135 MW (Texas).
Leeward’s CEO Greg Wolf says, “These agreements further enhance Leeward’s ability to manage the level and variability of post warranty wind farm costs. Leeward prioritizes refining and implementing its response strategies to contain operating costs while maintaining safe, efficient operations.”