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Siemens and Airtricity sign 350 MW onshore wind farm contract

Siemens and Airtricity, the renewable energy development division of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), have signed a contract on the supply of wind turbines for a 350 MW onshore wind farm in Southern Scotland.

The 2.3 MW Siemens wind turbines will be used at the Clyde wind farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, 70 km south of Glasgow, and the wind farm will have a total capacity of up to 350 MW. Clyde wind farm will be commissioned in 2012.

Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Wind Power Business Unit, says: “Following our successful completion of the Scottish Whitelee wind farm earlier this summer – at 322 MW Europe’s largest wind farm to date – Clyde marks a new milestone for onshore wind power in Europe.”

The scope of supply for Siemens includes the delivery installation, and commissioning the wind turbines. Siemens will also assume responsibility for operation and maintenance for an initial period of five years.

Clyde could become the largest onshore wind farm in Europe in only two years, according to Siemens.

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