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Erlangen, Germany-based Siemens Energy has received an order for 218 Siemens wind turbines from Juno Beach, Fla.-based FPL Energy. Siemens will deliver 218 of its 2.3 MW wind turbines in 2009, with a total capacity of approximately 500 MW to be installed at several wind farms across the U.S. for delivery in 2009.

"This order is evidence of the tremendous growth that Siemens Energy is experiencing in the wind energy business," says Rene Umlauft, CEO of the Siemens renewable energy division. "FPL Energy is a very important customer, and we are pleased that they have chosen us once again to supply our high-quality wind turbines for their projects."

The scope of supply consists of delivery, technical field assistance and commissioning of 218 of Siemens' SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines. The blades for the units will be manufactured at the new production facility in Iowa, which was opened in 2007. To support growth in U.S. market, Siemens will expand its Fort Madison factory, which according to the company, will double production capacity in Iowa and create more than 200 jobs.

SOURCE: Siemens Energy


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