Siemens wins 6 new wind turbine orders of more than 565 MW

Orlando, Fla., October 13, 2009 – Siemens Energy won six new wind turbine orders in North America over the last month: two in Canada and four in the U.S., totaling more than 565 MW rated capacity.

In Ontario, Canada, Siemens will supply 44 units of its 2.3-MW rated wind turbines for Kruger Energy’s Chatham wind farm and 22 wind turbines for the Gosfield wind farm, owned by Brookfield Renewable Power Fund.

In the U.S., Siemens will provide competitive power ventures with 66 wind turbines for the Keenan II wind farm in Oklahoma; Duke Energy with 44 wind turbines for its Top of the World project in Wyoming; Cannon Power Group’s Windy Flats Extension wind farm with 26 wind turbines in Washington State; and Pattern Energy with 44 wind turbines for its Hatchet Ridge project in California.

Together, these projects have the potential to provide power to about 170,000 North American homes. The total value of the six orders is more than $900 million.

On September 17, Siemens celebrated the groundbreaking of its planned wind turbine assembly facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, to better meet the increasing demand for clean energy in the Americas.

The 300,000-square-foot wind turbine nacelle facility is scheduled to become operational in fall 2010 and is expected to employ up to about 400 employees. The plant’s annual planned output is about 650 nacelles – or 1,500 rated MW.

Siemens also recently expanded its 600,000-square-foot blade manufacturing facilities in Fort Madison, Iowa, which it opened in 2007.

Wind power is one of the biggest contributors to the company’s environmental portfolio. In 2008, revenue from products and solutions of Siemens’ environmental portfolio was nearly EUR19 billion, which is equivalent to around a quarter of Siemens’ total revenue, making Siemens one of the largest providers of environmentally friendly technology worldwide.

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