Siemens has signed two long-term wind service and maintenance agreements covering 132 SWT-2.3 turbines at two wind projects in Washington State, USA.
Summit Power Group, LLC, based in Seattle, Washington (managing member of White Creek Wind I, LLC “White Creek” and asset manager of Harvest Wind Project “Harvest Wind”) represented the two projects.
Under terms of the agreements, Siemens will provide an additional 15 years of service and maintenance for 43 SWT-2.3-93 turbines operating at the Harvest Wind Project and for 89 SWT-2.3-93 units at the neighboring White Creek Wind project. Both are located near Roosevelt, Washington. Siemens has been servicing the turbines at both sites since the start of commercial operation – 2007 for White Creek and 2009 for Harvest Wind.
“As the wind energy industry in the U.S. continues to mature, it’s important that we work closely with our customers to help maintain the continued reliability, availability and economic efficiency of their units over the long term,” said Randy Zwirn, President and CEO of Siemens Power Generation Services. “With our significant focus on R&D as well as advancing technologies, such as remote diagnostics and data analytics, we can gain valuable insights that can help contribute to our customers’ long-term success. We look forward to continuing our service operations at White Creek and Harvest Wind for many years to come.”
Siemens currently provides service and maintenance for more than 3,100 installed wind turbines in the Americas region and more than 7,600 globally, with a combined generating capacity of approximately 18 gigawatts (GW).
Wind power and the associated service are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. That makes Siemens one of the world’s leading providers of eco-friendly technology.
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.