Siemens Gamesa ropes O&M deal for rival GE turbines in Texas
Pattern Energy has awarded a four-year contract to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to operate and maintain 118 of rival GE’s 1.85-87 wind turbines at its 218MW Panhandle Wind I facility east of Amarillo, Texas.
Financial terms of the agreement, which will take effect later this year, were not made public.
SGRE says it will implement a full range of value-added analytics, including NEM solutions and SCADA diagnostics to improve the “performance and reliability of the GE technology” and “maximise energy asset returns.”
“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,” Kevin Devlin, senior vice president of operations, Pattern Energy, said in a statement.
The deal is a boost for SGRE’s multi-brand turbine servicing business in the US where it faces stiff competition from Vestas, the sector leader among OEMs, and GE, plus strong independent service providers including EDF Renewable Services.
SGRE says the Pattern contract boosts its total multi-brand turbine servicing portfolio to more than 1GW.
San Francisco-based Pattern is a leading independent wind project developer and owner, and among SGRE’s best and most loyal US customers for new wind turbines.