- Published: 07 July 2014 07 July 2014
Siemens Energy has reached the milestone of 10GW of installed wind power capacity in the Americas. Siemens has installed more than 5,600 wind turbines in Canada, the U.S. and in South America.
Siemens reached the 10GW installation milestone with the commissioning of the 38th wind turbine at the South Kent wind power project (270MW) in Ontario, Canada. The USA, Canada and Latin America have represented up to 50 per cent of their yearly installation numbers over the last 10 years. Siemens’ wind power business has grown significantly since the company opened its Americas headquarters for Wind Power in Orlando, Florida, in 2005. In 2006, the company started producing wind turbine blades at the Siemens Blade Facility in Fort Madison, Iowa. Siemens then opened a nacelle assembly facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, in 2010, which was followed by another blade factory in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada in 2011. Additionally, Siemens has invested in Wind Power Service in several locations in the region, including both its Americas headquarters and the new, state-of-the-art wind service training center located in Orlando, Florida, as well as wind service locations in Houston, Texas; Goldendale, Washington; Woodward, Oklahoma; and Chatham, Ontario, Canada.