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Siemens to Supply 288-Megawatt Turbines for German Wind Farm; Markus Tacke Comments

SiemensLogoSiemens Energy has won a contract to supply 72 G4 series wind turbines to Vattenfall’s new Sandbank renewable energy project off the North Sea in Germany.

The work will include joint maintenance of the Swedish power company’s DanTysk wind farm in the same area for five years, a shared servicing plan designed to target efficiency for both operations, Siemens said Aug. 11.

The company estimates that the order of 72 offshore Model SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines with aeroelastic rotor blades measuring 63 meters long will be able to generate a total of 288 megawatts of electricity.

“We are very pleased to be joining forces and pooling our shared experience again with Vattenfall to implement another major offshore project,” said Markus Tacke, CEO of wind power division at Siemens Energy.

Sandbank will start construction in 2015, with operations slated for late 2016.

Vattenfall is preparing for a 2014 commissioning of the DanTysk wind farm, situated 20 kilometers away from where Sandbank will be erected.

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