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Siemens Receives its Largest-Ever Onshore Wind Order from the U.S.

Siemens has received its largest onshore wind order to date. The purchaser is the US utility MidAmerican Energy headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Siemens will deliver a total of 258 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.3 megawatts (MW) for several wind farms in Iowa. After commissioning in January 2012, the combined capacity of 593 MW will be sufficient to supply 190,000 U.S. households with clean electricity.

"Siemens is already world market leader for offshore wind power,” said René Umlauft, CEO of the Siemens Renewable Energy Division. "We are now also highly successful with onshore wind turbines. Only recently, we signed a framework agreement with Enel Green Power to deliver up to 260 wind turbines for a number of wind farms in Europe. Our largest onshore order to date from the U.S. demonstrates that we are well on track to becoming one of the three leading suppliers of wind turbines by 2012,” Umlauft added.

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