Orlando, Fla., November 7, 2011 – Since July 2011, Siemens Energy has won six new wind turbine orders for a total of 293 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 673 MW. Four projects are in the U.S., one in Canada, and one in the Caribbean in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.
Five of the orders were awarded during the period from July through September 2011 (FY11), with the Puerto Rico project (101 MW) order secured in October 2011 in the new fiscal year.
Together, these six onshore wind power plants will have the potential to provide clean power to more than 200,000 homes. The total value of the orders is more than $900 million.
Siemens first entered the American wind market with one employee in the U.S. in 2005. Since then, Siemens has created nearly 1,800 jobs in its U.S. wind business alone. In addition to a nacelle assembly plant in Hutchinson, Kansas, Siemens also opened in 2007, and subsequently expanded, its 600,000 square-foot wind turbine IntegralBlade manufacturing facility in Fort Madison, Iowa, which now employs over 700.
Siemens has two additional facilities scheduled to open this year – a new wind service distribution center in Woodward, Oklahoma, and a distribution and tooling facility in Wichita, Kansas.