Largest Federal Wind Farm to Be Built by Siemens
AMARILLO, Texas -- May 14, 2013
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded a contract to
Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (Siemens) to construct the federal
government’s largest wind farm. The Pantex wind farm is expected to save an
average of $2.9 million annually over the 20-year contract term. The
installation will consist of five 2.3 megawatt turbines located on 1,500 acres
of government-owned property east of the Pantex plant in Amarillo.
Using an Energy Savings Performance Contract, Siemens will provide a turnkey
wind farm system that includes a multi-year service, maintenance and warranty
agreement. The cost of the project will be funded by the energy savings
guaranteed by Siemens and will enable Pantex to meet President Obama’s
directive for agencies to meet federal energy mandates as well as supporting
the Department of Energy’s renewable energy goals.
The wind farm is expected to generate roughly 47 million kilowatt hours of
clean energy annually, which is more than 60 percent of the electricity
required annually for the Pantex facility. This is enough electricity to power
nearly 3,500 homes and will reduce CO2 emissions by over 35,000 metric tons
per year, which equates to removing over 7,200 cars from the road each year or
planting over 850,000 trees.
“As a world leader in the wind industry, Siemens will bring reliable, secure,
renewable energy to the critical mission at the NNSA Pantex plant,” said Judy
Marks, president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. “Mission
execution and guaranteed savings are Siemens hallmarks in the federal market
and we look forward to delivering both for the NNSA on this landmark project.”
The NNSA was established by Congress in 2000 as a separately organized agency
within the U.S. Department of Energy, responsible for the management and
security of the nation’s nuclear weapons, nuclear nonproliferation and naval
Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. is a Federally-compliant U.S.
organization structured to provide answers for some of the nation’s most
challenging issues within the Federal market in infrastructure, energy,
industrial services and healthcare. The company is the leading integrator for
Siemens’ innovative products, technologies and services to meet the needs of
Federal customers. For more information, visit http://www.siemensgovt.com/.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a broad 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 2012 (ended
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
EUR2.2 billion. On September 30, 2012, the Energy Sector had a work force of
almost 86,000. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.
The Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, with approximately 90,000
employees, focuses on sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and
their infrastructures. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions
for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids,
energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Sector comprises the
divisions Building Technologies, Low and Medium Voltage, Mobility and
Logistics, Rail Systems and Smart Grid. For more information, visit
The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the world leader in the market
for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environment-friendly buildings and
infrastructures. As technology partner, service provider, system integrator
and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for safety and
security as well as building automation, heating, ventilation and air
conditioning (HVAC) and energy management. With around 29,000 employees
worldwide, Building Technologies generated revenue of 5.8 billion Euro. For
more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies.
Siemens Infrastructure & Cities, Media Relations
Alison Lewis, 770-751-2194
Siemens Government Technologies, Media Relations
Meredyth Jensen, 703-480-8916
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