Global diversified energy major Siemens Energy has won an order to supply 79 Siemens SWT-2,3-108 turbines for 182 MW Panhandle 2 wind power project in Carson county, Texas, US.


Delivery of components will begin in March 2014 and commissioning of the turbines is scheduled for November 2014.

The contract secured by Pattern Energy Group will also include a Siemens service and maintenance agreement to ensure maximum reliability of the project.

Siemens Energy wind power division CEO Markus Tacke said Pattern Energy Group is one of the company’s most important U.S. customers.

"With Panhandle 2 we continue the success story of our well proven and powerful SWT-2,3-108 onshore wind turbine and underline our role as a leading supplier and service provider in the U.S. wind power market," Tacke added.

The company said that the service agreement includes Siemens’ remote monitoring and diagnostic solutions.

It also comprises advanced weather forecasting techniques to enable predictive maintenance at well-timed periods, which can positively contribute to the power output of the wind farm.

Pattern Energy CEO Mike Garland said, "The Panhandle 2 project will use Siemens turbines with rotor blades and nacelles that are made in the U.S., creating manufacturing jobs, in addition to hundreds of local construction jobs."

Image: Panhandle 2 wind power project will consist of 79 Siemens SWT-2,3-108 wind turbines. Photo: Courtesy of Siemens.