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Siemens signs contract for first commercial offshore wind farm in the USA
Third major energy project for Siemens from the US within one week / Pioneering Cape Wind project to be the first utility-scale offshore wind farm located in the US
"The USA is a key market for Siemens. We are proud to be able to announce the third big contract in the U.S. within just one week. Following the biggest onshore wind order ever and a follow-up order for a highly efficient and flexible gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Pennsylvania, we've now signed a contract to provide wind turbines and service for the first commercial offshore wind farm in the U.S. This shows that wind power and natural gas do not stand opposed but rather are the perfect fit for a sustainable energy system," said Michael Süß, member of the Management Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Siemens' Energy Sector.
Offshore wind in the U.S. has significant potential to supply the coastal areas of the U.S. with clean energy. Potential offshore locations are situated along the Southern and Northern Atlantic Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. A recently published
Navigant study awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy predicts that installed U.S. offshore wind power capacity will rise in the next five years to 3.5 gigawatts.
Wind power and energy service are part of Siemens' Environmental Portfolio. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. That makes Siemens one of the world's leading providers of eco-friendly technology.
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