Power Electronics

Siemens Secures Wind Turbine Order

Siemens Energy has received an order for 43 of its 2.3-MW SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines for the Greenwich wind energy project near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Purchaser is Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Canada Inc., an affiliate of RES Americas. Once completed, the wind farm with an installed capacity of about 100 megawatts (MW) is expected to provide clean power to more than 30,000 Canadian households. Siemens will begin installation of the 43 wind turbines in June 2011. In November 2009, Siemens was also contracted to supply 43 SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines for RES Canada's Talbot wind energy project near Chatham, Ontario. The scope for both wind energy plants includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, and a five-year service, maintenance and warranty agreement.

Siemens Energy has been contracted by EWE AG and ENOVA GmbH & Co KG to supply 30 wind turbines for the Riffgat wind farm in the North Sea. With a total installed capacity of 108 megawatts (MW) the wind farm will supply approximately 100,000 German households with eco-friendly electricity starting in late 2012.

Siemens has received an order from the Oldenburg-based utility EWE and the ENOVA Group to supply 30 wind turbines each rated at 3.6 MW. Under the terms of the contract Siemens will install, connect and commission the wind turbines, and perform maintenance for an initial period of five years. “Offshore wind power is now finally picking up impetus in Germany, too,” said René Umlauft, CEO of the Renewable Energy Division of Siemens Energy. “Riffgat will be one of the first commercial wind farms in German waters. Together with EWE and ENOVA we're bringing Germany a big step forward in establishing eco-friendly, sustainable power supply.” With an installed offshore capacity of more than 1000 MW and an order backlog totaling another 3000 MW, Siemens is the leading supplier of offshore wind turbines. Siemens' order backlog totals more than seven billion Euros.

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