Siemens has signed 15-year contract extensions with RES Americas to continue providing service and maintenance at two wind projects in North America. Siemens will provide long-term service for the 26 SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines operating at RES Americas’ Whirlwind Energy Center. Long-term service will also be provided by Siemens for the 72 SWT-2.3-93 units in operation at RES Americas’ Hackberry Wind Farm. Both projects are located in Texas. This is Siemens’ first wind service contract signed with a duration of 15 years in North America.
Siemens currently has an existing five-year agreement with RES Americas for both sites. Under the new agreements, Siemens will provide 15 additional years of service, maintenance, and warranty along with an availability guarantee. The extensions will help both projects perform at high levels of efficiency and availability for years to come, and most notably, over the entire estimated 20-year lifecycle of the units. Siemens’ advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics are included along with the company’s Advanced Grid Performance (AGP) upgrade at both sites. Siemens’ AGP upgrade comprises a series of tailored solutions that let the wind park operator comply with constantly evolving grid requirements.
With a combined output of approximately 226 MW, the Whirlwind and Hackberry wind projects, located in West Texas, produce enough electricity to power an estimated 68,000 Texas households annually.
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