Siemens and Pattern Energy finalize contract for 265-MW Ocotillo Wind
U.S.-made major wind turbine components to be used for Pattern Energy projects
in the Americas
ORLANDO, Fla. -- November 13, 2012
Siemens Energy has recently finalized its contract with Pattern Energy for the
Ocotillo Wind power project in Southern California. The wind power plant is
currently under construction and most of the project will be placed into
commercial operation in 2012, with a portion going online in the first half of
2013. The scope of supply encompasses delivery, technical field assistance and
commissioning of the 112 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, including a two-year
service and maintenance contract. The majority of the wind turbines for this
project are manufactured in the U.S. Additionally, the 115-megawatt (MW) El
Arrayán wind power plant in Chile will utilize nacelles and hubs from the
Hutchinson, Kansas, facility and blades from the Fort Madison, Iowa, plant.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2013.
"We are very pleased to once again partner with Pattern Energy on another of
its wind projects. Our U.S. factories will supply the blades and the majority
of the nacelles and hubs for the Ocotillo Wind project, and we will also
export components to Chile. Siemens has invested more than $100 million in our
factories here in the U.S. over the last five yearsand we remain committed to
providing our wind turbines to the U.S. industry as well as exporting them to
markets across the Americas,” stated Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Energy’s
Wind Power Americas business.
"Our partnership with Siemens has been a strong source of jobs in the United
States," said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy. "Our Ocotillo Wind project
in California is using Siemens wind turbines with towers, blades and nacelles
that are made in America. Pattern and Siemens also successfully worked
together to supply our El Arrayán project with American-made Siemens turbines
that will be exported to Chile, which will continue to support American jobs."
Ocotillo Wind marks the 10th project completed,in development or under
contract with Pattern Energy,totaling more than 800 wind turbine units
capable of producing clean energy for more than 500,000 average homes. At the
end of October 2012, Siemens completed commissioning of 44 SWT-2.3-108 units
for Pattern Energy’s Santa Isabel Wind project in Puerto Rico, which is the
first commercial-scale wind power project in Puerto Rico and the largest in
the Caribbean. The wind power plant will help the island achieve the current
administration’s aggressive plan to diversify Puerto Rico’s energy sources.
Scheduled for installation in spring 2013, the El Arrayán wind power plant in
Chile is Siemens’ first wind project in South America outside of Brazil. The
scope of supply encompasses delivery, installation and commissioning of 50
SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines, including a five-year service and maintenance
contract. Commissioning of the wind power plant is planned for winter 2013/14.
Wind Power is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2011,
revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €30 billion, making Siemens one of
the world’s largest suppliers of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period,
our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide
(CO) emissions by nearly 320 million tons, an amount equal to the total
annual CO[2 ]emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New
York, Singapore and Tokyo.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete
spectrum of products, services and solutions for power generation in thermal
power plants and using renewables, power transmission in grids and for the
extraction, processing and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2011 (ended
September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of EUR24.9 billion and received
new orders totaling approximately EUR31.8 billion and posted a profit of
EUR3.9 billion. On October 1, 2011, the Energy Sector had a work force of more
than 82,000. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.
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