Siemens wins six wind turbine orders in the Americas
Total order volume worth over USD900 million
"The latest orders from North America show that our customers are continuing to invest in renewables," said Felix Ferlemann, CEO of the Wind Power Division of Siemens Energy. "Wind power is a business sector with a high growth rate worldwide and creates jobs in the areas of production, installation and service." Since entering the U.S. wind power market in 2005, Siemens has already created approximately 1800 jobs there. In addition to a rotor blade manufacturing facility in Fort Madison, Iowa, a nacelle production plant in Hutchinson, Kansas, and service centers in Goldendale, Washington and in Houston, Texas, the company has scheduled to open a wind service distribution center this year in Woodward, Oklahoma, and a distribution and tooling center in Wichita, Kansas. Before the end of this year, Siemens will also produce rotor blades in Tillsonburg in Canada.
Siemens has a cumulative installed capacity of more than 4,800 MW in North America. The company is a strong number two in the U.S. wind market today and also holds a leading position in Canada, with the number one position in the Ontario wind market. In South America, Siemens Energy is gaining a foothold in the wind market. The company will be installing 2.3-MW wind turbines for three wind projects with a combined capacity of 312 megawatts (MW) in Brazil in 2012 and 2013. All new orders are for Siemens' 2,3 wind turbines, which are the workhorses of the company's wind power portfolio. To date, more than 3,700 units of this wind turbine type have been installed globally.
Wind power is part of Siemens' Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2010, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about EUR28 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.
Siemens AG Energy Sector
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world's leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for power generation in thermal power plants and using renewables, power transmission in grids 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: www.siemens.com/energy.