Siemens Energy has won a contract from owners OwnEnergy and a fund managed by BlackRock to provide turbines for a 67.6MW wind power project in Texas, the US.

Wind Turbines

Under the contract, Siemens will be responsible for supplying 28 turbines of its type SWT-2.3-108 to the Windthorst-2 onshore wind power project.

The scope of the contract also includes a service agreement featuring remote monitoring and diagnostic solutions will ensure the reliability, availability and performance of the wind turbines.

Siemens claims the collection of diagnostics data will help the company identify possible issues before they occur, allowing for a proactive service and maintenance approach.

Recently the fund managed by BlackRock has acquired a majority interest in the project, Morgan Stanley and its affiliates will provide construction financing and J.P. Morgan will provide institutional equity.

OwnEnergy, which will maintain a minority ownership interest in the project, will manage its construction, and oversee operations once it becomes operational.

Siemens Energy Wind Power Division CEO Markus Tacke said the company will work with BlackRock and OwnEnergy on the project.

"The equipment supplied by Siemens for this project will be manufactured in the Siemens U.S. plants in Iowa and Kansas to support domestic employment," added Tacke.

OwnEnergy founder and CEO Jacob Susman said, "We are excited to complete another great wind project, this time with BlackRock as our partner.

"We are particularly pleased to work with a leading turbine supplier like Siemens as we deploy our construction and asset management capabilities into Windthorst-2."


Image: 28 more Siemens wind turbines for Texas – The Type SWT-2.3-108 for Windthorst-2 wind power plant will be assembled in the USA. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.