Siemens to supply turbines for Scottish wind power project

22 Jul 2010
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Siemens has won a major engineering contract in the wind power industry from SSE Renewables (SSER).

Following the penning of the agreement, Siemens will provide SSER with 68 wind turbines for its Griffin onshore wind power farm in Scotland.

The firm will deliver and install the turbines, which will each provide around 2.3MW of wind power, with the site experiencing total production of 156 MW upon its completion in 2012.

"This follow-up order for the Griffin wind farm project from SSER underlines our leading position in the wind power market," commented Jens-Peter Saul, chief executive officer of Siemens Wind Power globally.

He added that around 100 new jobs will also be created during the construction phase of the operation.

Earlier this year, SSER secured £400 million of loan funding from the European Investment Bank in order to develop wind power projects across the UK and Ireland.

The company's finance director Gregor Alexander explained that around £3 billion will be spent by SSER on renewable energy over the next five years.

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