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Siemens wind HQ to Hamburg

Siemens will open its Wind Power Division headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, in October, citing the city as “one of the world's most important wind power centres”.

By Kari Williamson

Michael Suess, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Siemens Energy, says: “With our new organisational set-up we’ll have a stronger regional alignment and greater customer intimacy. They are key prerequisites to continuing the success story of our wind power business in the future, too.

“Our starting position for that is very good: We can build on a record order backlog totalling almost €11 billion and, in offshore wind power plants, the fastest growing market sector, we’re world market leader.”

Siemens has already secured orders for 6 offshore wind farms in the German areas in the North and Baltic Sea, totalling 1.3 GW.

The wind turbine manufacturer also anticipates a tripling of its Hamburg work force to over 500 by 2013.

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