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Siemens receives 270-MW wind power order in Canada
"This order reinforces our commitment to our North American factories and our trust in the mid-term stabilization of these markets. We are proud to contribute to the development of wind power in Canada with our technology," said Felix Ferlemann, CEO of the Wind Power Division of Siemens Energy. Nacelles for this project will be assembled at the Siemens U.S. facility in Hutchinson, Kansas. Blades for the wind turbines will be manufactured at the company's Tillsonburg blade facility in Ontario, Canada.
According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association, Canada is the ninth largest producer of wind energy in the world with a current installed capacity of roughly 5,600 MW. Siemens holds a leading position in the Ontario wind market.
Wind Power is part of Siemens' Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2012, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €33 billion, making Siemens one of the world's largest suppliers of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 330 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
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