Siemens to Supply 140 Turbines for Scottish Windfarm

Siemens Power Generation has been awarded a contract by Scottish Power for US$440 million to deliver 140 wind turbines for Europe’s largest onshore wind farm, the Whitelee Wind Farm located south of Glasgow in Scotland.

Each wind turbine has a capacity of 2.3 megawatts (MW), bringing the total installed capacity to 322 MW; the Whitelee Wind Farm project is Siemens’ largest wind farm order to date and is scheduled to be completed by summer 2009. Siemens will deliver, install and commission the wind turbines, and will be responsible for a service and maintenance agreement. “The order for the Whitelee Wind Farm will enable us to further expand our strong presence in the UK,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of Siemens Power Generation’s wind business. Since the early 1990s, Siemens has implemented several onshore wind turbine projects in the UK. In autumn 2005, the company signed an agreement for Burbo Bank, in Liverpool Bay — its first offshore wind power project in the UK. Later this year, it will commence the delivery of 14 wind turbines for Scottish Power’s Wether Hill Wind Farm in Scotland. Renewable energy is an integral part of the UK’s aim to reduce CO2 emissions. The British government has set a target of 10% of electricity supply from renewable energy by 2010.

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