Siemens to supply turbines for Pattern’s 324-MW Broadview Wind project

Siemens said July 7 that has contracted with Pattern Energy Group LP (also known as Pattern Development) to deliver, install and service a total of 141 wind turbines for the Broadview Wind project.

This project consists of two adjacent wind farms in New Mexico and Texas with a total installed capacity of 324 MW.

  • The New Mexico section of the Broadview project – located near Broadview, an unincorporated community in Curry County in the east of New Mexico, about 29 miles north of the city of Clovis – will feature 105 turbines for a total of 241 MW.
  • The Texas section – located in Deaf Smith County, approximately 100 miles southwest of Amarillo – will have 36 turbines for a total of 83 MW.  

Broadview will feature Siemens’ SWT-2.3-108 wind turbine, with a rotor diameter of 108 meters and a hub height of 80 meters. An installed power boost option provides additional electrical output under high wind conditions. The Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines are part of the company’s G2 platform of onshore geared products.

The nacelles and hubs for the Broadview Wind project will be assembled at the Siemens facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, and the blades will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa.  

The installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin this month (July), with the start of operations expected in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2016. A 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.

Siemens Financial Services Division (SFS) is supporting the project with loans totaling nearly $100 million. The funds provided by SFS will be used to support the customer’s equity stake in the transaction – both during and after construction.

“We are very proud to supply the turbines for these projects, which will be produced at our factories in the US and our service technicians will ensure that Broadview operates at maximum energy output,” said Jacob Andersen, CEO Onshore Americas, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division. 

Siemens Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse. With 348,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of approximately $86.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Siemens in the U.S. reported revenue of $22.4 billion, including $5.5 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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