Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed a four-year O&M agreement with Pattern Energy for the 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.
“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,” says Kevin Devlin, Pattern Energy’s senior vice president of operations.
SGRE will implement a 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 maximizing project profitability and output. This agreement allows Pattern Energy to realize 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 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.