Siemens enters African Energy Market

Germany-based Siemens has received its first wind turbine orders in Africa after it bagged an order to deliver 44 wind turbines with a total capacity of 100 MW to the Haouma and Foum El Oued wind power plants in Morocco. Both plants are expected to come online by 2013. Commenting on the development, Felix Ferlemann, CEO of Siemens’ wind power division said, “These orders mark the entry of Siemens Wind Power in the African wind market and clearly show that our internationalisation strategy is successful.” In December 2011, Siemens had announced plans to dramatically ramp up its African operations by investing $260 million to boost local manufacturing and to increase the presence of its sales teams in the continent.

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