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Siemens Receives Major Order for Offshore Wind Farm in Britain

The Siemens Power Generation Group (PG) will build a further offshore wind farm in Britain. Siemens will supply 30 wind power systems with a combined capacity of 108 megawatts (MW) for the Gunfleet Sands project off the east coast of England. Gunfleet Sands will be the third British offshore project in which the largest Siemens wind turbine with a capacity of 3.6 MW is deployed. Purchaser is the Danish company DONG Energy A/S, the world's leading operator of offshore wind farms. The total investment in the offshore wind farm is approximately EUR270 million.

"With the latest order from the UK we are consolidating our leading position in the rapidly expanding offshore market," says Andreas Nauen, head of the PG Wind Power division. "We are particularly pleased that, following the Nysted project in Denmark and Burbo Banks in Britain, DONG has for the third time chosen Siemens as supplier for one of its offshore wind farm projects."

Construction of the Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm is scheduled to begin in 2009. Siemens is currently working on implementation of the offshore projects Lillgrund in Sweden and Burbo Banks off the west coast of Britain. Next year Siemens will build the largest British offshore wind farms Lynn and Inner Dowsing with a maximum production capacity of 180 MW off the east coast of England.

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