Siemens wins huge wind power contract in US

16th December 2013, Comments 0 comments

German engineering giant Siemens said Monday it was won a contract to supply wind turbines for five wind power projects in Iowa in the United States.

Siemens said in a statement that it secured a contract from MidAmerican Energy to supply a total 448 wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,050 megawatts.

"This represents not only the largest order for onshore wind turbines for Siemens, but also the largest single order for onshore wind power awarded globally to date," the statement said.

The wind turbines, each with a nominal rating of 2.3 MW and a rotor diameter of 108 metres, are to be installed in five different projects in Iowa.

"Siemens will also be responsible for service and maintenance of the wind turbines," the German group said.

Financial details were not disclosed, but an industry source told AFP the contract was worth around $1.0 billion (700 million euros).

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