Siemens claims China coup with first foreign offshore wind order

Siemens has carved out a leading offshore wind position in Europe

Siemens has carved out a leading offshore wind position in Europe

Germany’s Siemens has become the first foreign turbine manufacturer to secure an order from a Chinese offshore wind project.

Siemens booked an order for 21 of its 2.3MW machines for an offshore development run by Jiangsu Longyuan, a subsidiary of Longyuan Power Group – China’s biggest wind power developer.

The turbines, with a 101-metre rotor diameter, will be installed at the project off Rudong County in Jiangsu province, with commissioning expected in late 2011.

The 50MW contract includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement, and Siemens claims the order is a “breakthrough” in its renewable energy strategy.

“We see good opportunities for offshore wind power in China with its shallow water Log in to read complete article.

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