Siemens has contracted with Pattern Energy Group LP to deliver, install, and service a total of 141 wind turbines for the Broadview Wind project, a facility that combines two adjacent projects in New Mexico and Texas with a total installed capacity of 324 MW.
The wind plant will utilize Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, each with a rotor diameter of 108 meters and a hub height of 80 meters. An installed power boost option will also provide additional electrical output under high wind conditions.
The New Mexico section of the Broadview project will include 105 turbines for a total of 241 MW. The Texas section will have 36 turbines for a total of 83 MW. Both sites benefit from constant wind conditions related to the streams of the North American wind belt.
The blades for the installation will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa. The nacelles and hubs will be assembled at the Siemens facility in Hutchinson, Kansas.
The installation of the 2.3-MW onshore wind turbines is scheduled to begin this month, with the start of operations expected in the last quarter of 2016. A long-term service and maintenance agreement was also signed for the turbines and includes Siemens’ remote monitoring and diagnostic services, which offer a proactive approach to service and maintenance to help bolster the performance of the turbines during their lifetime.
The $100-million project will be financed by Siemens Financial Services Division. The funds will be used to support Pattern’s equity stake in the transaction both during and after construction.