Siemens receives European onshore wind orders providing about 360 megawatts
Erlangen, Germany, In the first four months of 2011, Siemens Energy has received a total of eleven European orders for delivery and installation of 151 onshore wind turbines, with combined capacity of about 360 megawatts (MW). The installed capacity of these eleven orders will be sufficient to supply up to 230,000 European households with clean electricity. For two of these projects Siemens will deliver a total of 19 of its new gearless wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3 MW and a rotor diameter of 101 meters. These innovative wind turbines will be used for the Dagpazari project in Turkey (39 MW) and the Millour Hill project (18 MW) in the U.K.
Worldwide, electricity from wind power will play an important role in providing a climate-friendly energy supply in the future. Today, Europe is the largest wind power market in the world, with installed capacity of more than 87,000 MW. The Global Wind Energy Council expects that by 2015 there will be as much as 459,000 MW of wind energy installed globally. “Siemens is the clear No. 1 in the offshore wind business worldwide, but we are also steadily gaining momentum in the onshore business,” said Michael Suess, CEO of Siemens Energy Sector. “In 2010, Siemens was already No. 2 in America, which is one of the biggest markets for onshore wind. Now we’re catching up in Europe as well. This brings us one step closer to achieving our goal of becoming one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wind turbines by 2012,” added Suess.
Wind power is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2010, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €28 billion, making Siemens the world’s largest supplier of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 270 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of the megacities Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, Delhi and Singapore.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2010 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.5 billion and received new orders totaling more than EUR30.1 billion and posted a profit of more than EUR3.3 billion. On September 30, 2010, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 88,000. Further information is available at: http://www.siemens.com/energy
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