Diamond WTG Engineering & Services, which is a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Brazos Wind Ventures LLC have signed a long-term service agreement for the 160-MW Brazos Wind Project located near Fluvanna, Texas.
The Brazos project is jointly owned by Shell Wind Energy and Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.) Inc. The eight-year agreement underscores customer confidence in Diamond’s ability to perform as a top tier Independent Service Provider (ISP), Diamond said in a Jan. 19 statement. Diamond said it has quickly emerged as an ISP leader in the market and as part of the Mitsubishi family, it brings to customers a unique combination of industry experience, engineering, research and development, proven project management, and execution capabilities.
Brazos has tapped Diamond to implement several performance/reliability upgrades to the 1-MW (MWT-1000A) wind turbines at the wind farm to help optimize production and extend the life of the asset. These upgrades will enhance reliability, increase production, lower the Total Cost of Energy, reduce maintenance costs, and contribute to the overall project profitability. These upgrades include:
- Upgraded governing oil system with an enhanced design;
- Upgraded Multipurpose Remote Controller (version 3); and
- Implementation of an Automatic Greasing System for main bearings.
“We are delighted to have been selected by the Brazos Wind Project owners as their ‘go to’ ISP to ensure this energy complex operates at maximum efficiency by leveraging state-of-the-art technology with the highest maintenance standards. This agreement also underscores the Brazos owners’ confidence in Diamond as it now brings to three, the number of wind farms Diamond will manage on their behalf,” stated Harm Toren, President and CEO of Diamond.
Diamond WTG Engineering & Services is headquartered in Newport Beach, California, and has a Logistics and Operations Center in Snyder, Texas, and blade facility in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The company provides maintenance services, engineering support and/or wind turbine parts for wind farms located in 11 different states with a combined generation capacity exceeding 3,760 MW.