wind turbines

Under the contract, awarded by Pattern Energy Group, Siemens will install a total of 87 of its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.3MW, in support of the 200MW project.

Located in Comanche County, Texas, US, the project is expected to create enough clean energy to power 50,000 homes annually.

Siemens is scheduled to commence installation of turbines at the Logan’s Gap project in 2015 while the Pattern Energy Group-owned project is planned to enter service in autumn 2015.

The contract also includes a service and maintenance agreement to help ensure the turbines operate at optimal levels.

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division CEO Markus Tacke said: "We are proud that Siemens is partnering with Pattern Development on this project, continuing our success with wind power projects across the Americas.

Siemens will manufacture the 53m-long blades at its blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa, while the nacelles will be assembled at Siemens facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, US.

About 58% of the power generated from the project will be sold to Wal-Mart Stores under a 10-year power purchase agreement.

Additionally, about 17% of the expected output of the project will be sold to A-/Baa2-rated financial institution under a 13-year fixed price agreement while the remaining 25% output will be sold at ERCOT spot market prices.

Image: Siemens will supply SWT-2.3-108 turbines for Logan’s Gap wind project in US. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.