Brazos Wind Ventures LLC, a subsidiary of Shell Wind Energy, has signed an operations and maintenance contract with E.ON Energy Services LLC for the Brazos Wind Farm in Texas.
Located near Fluvanna, the 160 MW wind project, owned and operated by Shell, uses Mitsubishi 1000A turbines. E.ON will perform scheduled maintenance and troubleshooting for the site in daily coordination with Brazos.
“Shell is a responsible and experienced owner of wind farms with which E.ON is excited to forge a collaborative working relationship,” says John Franklin, senior vice president of E.ON’s North American operations. “There is a new trend emerging with owners looking to actively manage their wind farms and still engage qualified contractors to help them meet their goals. This is a new approach where the owner and contractor work collaboratively regarding site maintenance. We expect to see other owners follow Shell’s lead in exploring this approach.”