London - Siemens reached a UK milestone of two gigawatt (2GW) generation capacity last month with the installation of turbine E1 at the Gunfleet Sands wind farm off the Essex coast. This milestone has been achieved less than 18 months after Siemens completed installation of its first gigawatt of wind turbine capacity, making the company's installations the largest offshore power base in Europe.
Siemens recently announced the installation of its 1000th UK turbine, a milestone which was also reached at the Gunfleet Sands wind farm. The Gunfleet Sands wind farm is owned by Dong Energy, the world's leading operator of offshore wind farms.
Siemens provides 40% of the UK's wind turbine generating capacity and is the market leader in offshore wind turbines in the UK, including the recent award to the SMartwind consortium of the 4GW contract for the "Hornsea" zone of the Round 3 wind farm programme.
About Siemens in the UK
Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 167 years ago and now employs 16,915 people in the UK. Last year's revenues were GBP4.2 billion. As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world's major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry and healthcare.
Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company's global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk
Source: Siemens Plc
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