Siemens has released a 3.6 MW wind turbine featuring a 120 meter rotor diameter – the SWT-3.6-120 turbine. This new turbine will be equipped with 58.5 meter long rotor blades and has a swept area of 11,300 square meters, which is equivalent to nearly two football fields.

In addition, Siemens indicates that it is considering a short list of three potential European sites for a new offshore wind turbine assembly plant and it will make the final decision based on which offers the best support. According to Siemens Wind Power CEO Andreas Nauen, Germany, Denmark and the U.K. are possible locations for the facility. (Source: Power Engineering, Reuters, September 14, 2009)

Contact: Andreas Nauen, CEO, Siemens Wind Power , www.siemens.com