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Pattern Energy Group has awarded a wind turbine delivery contract to Siemens for the 200MW Logan’s Gap Wind project in Texas, US.

Under the deal, Siemens will supply and install 87 of its SWT-2.3-108 turbine models at the facility, each having a power rating of 2.3MW.

The project is situated in Comanche County. It has the capacity to meet the power requirements of 50,000 homes in the US state annually.

Commissioning for the project has been scheduled to start by autumn. The German power manufacturer is expected to initiate turbine installations for the project prior to that.

"Siemens will supply and install 87 of its SWT-2.3-108 turbine models at the 200MW Logan’s Gap Wind project facility."

Siemens will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the turbines to ensure optimum performance.

The 53m turbine blades will be manufactured at the company facility in Fort Madison, Iowa, however Siemens will assemble the nacelles for the project at its unit based in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division CEO Markus Tacke said: "We are proud that Siemens is partnering with Pattern Development on this project, continuing our success with wind power projects across the Americas."

The project is the fourth wind power development for Pattern Energy Group in the US state, and the 12th project between Siemens and Pattern Development across the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, and South America.

Once operational, 58% of the power generated from the facility will be acquired by Wal-Mart Stores under a ten-year power purchase agreement. Out of the remaining output, 25% will be sold at ERCOT spot market prices and 17% will be supplied to an A-/Baa2-rated financial institution under a 13-year fixed price agreement.

Image: Siemens to supply and install 87 of its 2.3MW turbines at Logan’s Gap wind project in US. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.