Siemens wins world's biggest onshore wind power order

FRANKFURT Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:19am EST

The company logo of Siemens AG is pictured atop an office building in Berlin September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

The company logo of Siemens AG is pictured atop an office building in Berlin September 30, 2013.

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens won an order to supply 448 wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,050 megawatts (MW) to U.S.-based MidAmerican Energy, which the German engineering group said was the largest single order for onshore wind power ever awarded.

The wind turbines, with a nominal rating of 2.3 MW each and a rotor diameter of 108 meters, are to be installed in five different projects in Iowa, Siemens said in a statement on Monday.

Siemens said it would also be responsible for service and maintenance of the wind turbines.

Siemens did not provide any financial details of the transaction.

By a rule of thumb, one megawatt of onshore wind capacity sells for 1 million euros ($1.37 million).

(Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Arno Schuetze)

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