Siemens Reaches 2GW Wind Power Generation Capacity in the UKBy Siemens Plc, PRNE
Monday, April 12, 2010
LONDON, April 13, 2010 - Siemens reached a UK milestone of two gigawatt (2GW) generation capacity
last month with the installation of turbine E1 at the Gunfleet Sands wind
farm off the Essex coast. This milestone has been achieved less than 18
months after Siemens completed installation of its first gigawatt of wind
turbine capacity, making the company's installations the largest offshore
power base in Europe.
Siemens recently announced the installation of its1000th UK turbine, a
milestone which was also reached at the Gunfleet Sands wind farm. The
Gunfleet Sands wind farm is owned by Dong Energy, the world's leading
operator of offshore wind farms.
Siemens provides 40% of the UK's wind turbine generating capacity and is
the market leader in offshore wind turbines in the UK, including the recent
award to the SMartwind consortium of the 4GW contract for the "Hornsea" zone
of the Round 3 wind farm programme.
Notes to editors:
About Siemens in the UK
Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 167 years ago
and now employs 16,915 people in the UK. Last year's revenues were GBP4.2
billion. As a leading global engineering and technology services company,
Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world's major
challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry and healthcare.
Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in
Frimley, Surrey. The company's global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For
more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk
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For more information, contact: Rachel Odams, PR Manager, Siemens plc, Tel. +44(0)1276-690782, Mob: +44(0)7808-824209, Rachel.odams at siemens.com
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