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Siemens to deliver turbines for 150MW Amazon wind farm in US

CTBR Staff Writer Published 05 May 2015

Siemens has secured a contract from Pattern Energy Group to supply turbines and transfermers for the 150MW Amazon wind farm (Fowler Ridge) project in the US state of Indiana.

WInd farm

The deal requires Siemens to deliver 65 of its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines with Made in America parts.

Located in Benton County, the project is estimated to generate about 500,000 MWh of energy per year, enough to serve around 46,000 households in the US.

Turbine installation is due to commence in July this year and the wind farm is expected to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2016.

Apart from delivering the turbines, Siemens will provide long-term service and also supply 67 transformers for the wind farm.

Siemens Financial Services will provide $150m of construction financing for the project, which will provide electricity to Amazon Web Services' data centre under a 13-year power purchase agreement.

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division CEO of the unit onshore markets Thomas Richterich said: "US technology companies such as Amazon are increasingly covering their rising energy demands with clean wind-based power.

"We are pleased to be part of this, together with our customer over many years, Pattern Energy, to render wind power sustainable and affordable."

Pattern Energy Group acquired the Amazon wind farm from Pattern Development for a total cash funding commitment of about $127m.

The company will have an owned interest of 116MW in the project, while the remaining stake is expected to be purchased by institutional tax equity investors.

Image: Siemens will provide 65 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for Amazon wind farm project in Indiana. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.