Siemens Energy reached the milestone of 10-GW of installed wind power capacity in the Americas.
The company reached the milestone with the commissioning of the 38th wind turbine at the 270-MW South Kent wind power project in Ontario, Canada. Siemens has installed more than 5,600 wind turbines in the U.S., Canada and South America.
Siemens Energy first opened its Americas headquarters for wind power in Orlando, Florida in 2005. Siemens then began producing wind turbine blades at the Siemens Blade Facility in Iowa the next year, then opened a nacelle assembly in Kansas in 2010, followed by another blade factory in Ontario, Canada in 2011.