Siemens Signs 15-Year Wind Service Extensions in North America
*Service and maintenance for remaining estimated lifecycle of wind turbines
*Signals growing confidence in Siemens’ long-term programs as wind energy
industry matures in the region
ORLANDO, Fla. & CHICAGO -- May 6, 2013
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, U.S.A. This
is Siemens’ first wind service contract signed with a duration of 15 years in
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 extensionswill helpboth 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 enable the wind park operator to comply with
constantly evolving grid requirements.
With a combined output of approximately 226 megawatts (MW), the Whirlwind and
Hackberry wind projects, located in West Texas, produce enough electricity to
power an estimated 68,000 Texas households annually.
“As the wind energy industry continues to mature in North America, it is
essential that our customers continue to receive high levels of availability,
efficiency and energy output from their assets, particularly as the turbines
move into their post warranty years,” said Tim Holt, CEO, Service Renewables,
Energy Service Division, Siemens Energy. “This is where Siemens’ long-term
programs can provide the greatest benefit, by providing cost-effective,
innovative service and preventive maintenance for the entire estimated
lifespan of these assets. We look forward to continuing our relationship with
RES Americas as their service provider for these important renewable energy
projects, which provide clean energy to residents across Texas.”
Wind power and wind power service are part of Siemens’ Environmental
Portfolio. In fiscal 2012, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €33
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 more than 330 million
tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO[2 ]emissions of Berlin, Delhi,
Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
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September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of EUR27.5 billion and received
new orders totaling approximately EUR26.9 billion and posted a profit of
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Siemens AG, Media Relations
Amy Pempel, 407-736-6222
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