Siemens Wins Major Renewable Energy Order

Contract for wind turbines is worth $2.5 billion

Siemens said on March 6 it has won one of its biggest ever renewable energy contracts, worth more than two billion euros (US$2.5 billion) for wind turbines.

"The agreement with Dong Energy (of Denmark) is one of the biggest orders in the history of Siemens," a statement quoted the head of Siemens' renewable energy division Rene Umlauft as saying.

Siemens will to deliver up to 500 offshore turbines from 2011 to the Danish power company.

Total capacity of the turbines would reach 1,800 MW.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2009

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