The 200 MW project will create enough renewable energy to power 50,000 homes in Texas annually. The project will feature Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, each with a power rating of 2.3 MW and 173-foot blades.
Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin this year, with the start of operations expected for fall of 2015. A service and maintenance agreement was also signed to help ensure the wind turbines operate at optimal levels.
Logan’s Gap is the fourth wind project in Texas owned by Pattern Energy. The energy provided by these turbines joins Siemens current installed base of more than 1,200 turbines in Texas. Logan’s Gap represents the 12th project between Siemens and Pattern Development in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and South America.
The nacelles for the project will be assembled at the Siemens facility in Hutchinson, Kansas. The blades will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa.
The Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines are part of the company’s G2 platform of onshore geared products — the workhorse of Siemens installed portfolio with rotor diameters optimized for all wind conditions. The G2 platform features highly-engineered, designed and manufactured components, exceptional reliability, intelligence and low operational costs for an optimized return on investment.
Pattern Development has ordered 87 units of the type Siemens SWT-2.3-108.