Siemens Energy was awarded an order for another onshore wind power plant in the USA. The Windthorst-2 onshore wind power project in Windthorst, Texas, will consist of 28 Siemens wind turbines of the type SWT-2.3-108. Customers are Brooklyn-based developer OwnEnergy and a fund managed by BlackRock. The wind farm is expected to commence commercial operation in fall 2014. With a total power output of 67.6 MW, it will provide clean power to nearly 20,000 American households. A service agreement was also signed for the project and will ensure the reliability, availability and performance of the wind turbines.
Developer OwnEnergy has recently sold a majority interest in the Windthorst-2 project to a fund managed by BlackRock. OwnEnergy will maintain a minority ownership interest and manage its construction.
Helping the turbines produce optimum power output and maximize availability, the service and maintenance agreement features Siemens’ innovative remote monitoring and diagnostic solutions. The collection of diagnostics data helps to identify potential issues before they occur, allowing for a proactive service and maintenance approach.
Wind power and energy service are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. Around 43% 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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