Pattern Energy awards turbine supply order to Siemens for Amazon wind farm in Indiana

4 May 2015 (Last Updated May 4th, 2015 18:30)

Pattern Energy has signed a turbine supply and service deal with Siemens for the 150MW Amazon wind farm project in Indiana, US.

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Pattern Energy has signed a turbine supply and service deal with Siemens for the 150MW Amazon wind farm project in Indiana, US.

Under the deal, the German power manufacturer will supply, support installation and provide long-term service for 65 wind turbines at the renewable energy project.

Situated near Fowler, the project will be equipped with SWT-2.3-108 wind turbine models by Siemens, which will each have a power rating of 2.3MW and feature 53m blades.

Offered as part of Siemens’s G2 platform for onshore geared products, the turbines are designed to have optimised rotor diameters to work in all wind conditions.

Siemens is expected to start installation of wind turbines at the facility from July, and it is then expected to be operational before the year-end.

"This project will use new Siemens wind turbines with blades, towers, nacelles and transformers that are made in America."

Siemens Financial Services (SFS) has offered $150m as construction financing for the project.

As well as the turbines, the German firm will also deliver 67 Mount Generation Step Up (GSU) transformers for the wind farm (Fowler Ridge).

Amazon will purchase electricity generated at the facility to supply power to the electric grids supporting its Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centres.

Pattern Energy CEO Mike Garland said: "This project will use new Siemens wind turbines with blades, towers, nacelles and transformers that are made in America."

Siemens will assemble nacelles and hubs for the order at its facility in Hutchinson, Kansas.

While manufacturing of the turbine blades are likely to be performed at its facility in Fort Madison, Iowa, the GSU transformers will be built at its unit in Richland, Mississippi.


Image: Siemens will provide 65 wind turbines of the type SWT-2.3-108 for Pattern Energy’s Fowler Ridge project in Indiana. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.