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Siemens to supply 68 wind turbines for Griffin onshore wind power plant in Scotland

Siemens Energy has received an order for the supply of 68 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.3 megawatts (MW) each. Purchaser is SSE Renewables (SSER). The Griffin wind power project is located approximately 30 kilometers northwest of Perth in the Scottish Highlands. The wind power plant will have a capacity of 156 MW upon its completion in 2012, and is expected to generate enough power to supply over 80,000 homes.

The scope of supply for the Griffin wind farm includes the delivery, installation, and commissioning of 68 of Siemens 2.3-MW turbines. Of the 68 turbines, 61 will have a 101 meter rotor and 7 will have a 93 meter rotor. It is the first time that a SWT-2.3-101 is deployed in the UK. Siemens will also provide services for turbine operation and maintenance for an initial period of five years.

Last fall, Siemens and SSER signed a contract for the supply of wind turbines for SSER’s 350-MW Clyde project in Scotland. This project is planned for commissioning in 2012. “The follow-up order from SSER for Griffin Wind Farm demonstrates the confidence that our customers have in our products and services. At the same time it helps us strengthen our leading position on the UK market for wind power,” said Jens-Peter Saul, CEO of the Siemens Wind Power Business Unit. “Furthermore, the Griffin wind power plant will yield significant benefits for Scotland in terms of jobs and local value creation.” The project will provide over 100 jobs during the construction phase.

Wind turbines are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2009, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about EUR23 billion, making Siemens the world’s largest supplier of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, the company’s products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their CO2 emissions by 210 million tons. This amount equals the combined annual CO2 emissions of New York, Tokyo, London and Berlin.

Source : Communiqué SIEMENS

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