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Siemens and E.ON sign large wind power deal following a unique and innovative collaboration approach
500 wind turbines with a total capacity 1150 MW for projects in the U.S. and in Europe
"This agreement with E.ON is the largest single wind power deal Siemens has ever signed in its history", said René Umlauft, CEO of the Renewable Energy Division within the Siemens Energy Sector. "The new partnership between E.ON and Siemens is not only to the great benefit of the two companies. The cooperation also marks an important step in the remarkable evolution of wind power as a mainstream energy source."
"This agreement represents a major milestone in the supply chain strategy for E.ON's Renewables Business", said Dr Frank Mastiaux, CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables. "We are delighted that Siemens shares our vision and agrees to work together to deliver benefits to both parties. This makes a significant step in the industry's journey from boutique to industrialization."
The reservation agreement between Siemens and E.ON covers the delivery of 500 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.3 MW each. The machines will feature various combinations of tower heights and rotor diameters. 600 MW of wind power capacity are reserved for U.S. projects, 550 MW will be installed in wind farms across Europe. E.ON will place individual orders with Siemens for each project on the terms agreed in the framework agreement.
The nature of the unique to industry collaboration approach provides for the parties to work together to improve turbine efficiency and reduce maintenance costs through a well-defined programme of work and mutually agreed performance measures as part of the agreement.
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