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Siemens raises questions over 30MW Deepwater deal

UNITED STATES: Siemens has denied it has signed a 30MW deal with Deepwater Wind to supply its 6MW turbines for the company's Block Island project off Rhode Island.

Siemans 6MW wind turbine
Siemans 6MW wind turbine

In October 2011, Deepwater’s then CEO, William Moore, said: "The Siemens turbine is the future of offshore wind and our partnership with Siemens is a huge advancement and advantage for the Block Island Wind Farm.

"Not only is Siemens one of the leading technology firms in the world, but they have now agreed to supply Deepwater Wind with their very latest wind-turbine technology, one that will move our entire industry forward."

More recently, Jeff Grybowski, Deepwater Wind's chief executive officer was reported as stating construction would begin in 2014. The company is reported to be expecting the 6MW turbines to be installed in the summer of 2015.

However, Siemens said the announcement in October 2011 was a pre-contract. A Siemens spokesperson said: "This it was not communicated by Siemens but by our customer."

He added Siemens did not comment on projects before a contract becomes effective.







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