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Siemens signs two long-term wind service agreements in the U.S.

• Siemens to provide an additional 15 years of service and maintenance at Harvest Wind and White Creek wind projects in Washington State

Siemens has signed two long-term wind service and maintenance agreements covering 132 SWT-2.3 turbines at two wind projects in Washington State, USA.

Summit Power Group, LLC, based in Seattle, Washington (managing member of White Creek Wind I, LLC "White Creek" and asset manager of Harvest Wind Project "Harvest Wind") represented the two projects.

Under terms of the agreements, Siemens will provide an additional 15 years of service and maintenance for 43 SWT-2.3-93 turbines operating at the Harvest Wind Project and for 89 SWT-2.3

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ROMO Wind press release

BVT Holding GmbH & Co. KG and ROMO Wind Deutschland GmbH announced today the signature of an agreement on improving the wind farm performance by measuring and correcting the yaw misalignment with the iSpin technology in the wind farm Sustrum-Renkenberge in Niedersachsen / Germany consisting of 16 wind turbines of the type NEG Micon NTK 1500/64/80. After a demonstration project in 2013 proved that the correction of yaw misalignment led to the envisaged performance improvement of 3,67 % on those wind turbines equipped with the iSpin technology, BVT decided to proceed with the yaw misalignment correction campaign on further 16 wind turbines in the wind farm Sustrum-Renkenberge.

Dr. Claus-Eric Gärtner, Managing Director of the BVT Windpark Sustrum

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Moventas, the world's leading wind gear manufacturer and service provider, has announced a multicity tour of the company's innovative mobile workshop in North America. The tour started from Spearville, Kansas, yesterday.

During the Mobile Workshop Tour, wind farm owners and operators will have the opportunity to see the self-contained, climate controlled workshop first hand and gain a better understanding of its operations. After starting from Kansas, the Mobile Workshop Tour will travel to Iowa next week, Illinois and Minnesota, before heading west to visit key customers and prospects in Wyoming, Washington, Oregon and California.

Designed by Moventas, the mobile workshop extends up-tower service by providing a clean, well equipped workspac

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Siemens secures two new orders for wind power projects in Canada

• Clean electricity for more than 100,000 households in Ontario
• Total of 137 wind turbines to start operation by end of 2015
• Local manufacturing of more than 400 blades

Siemens' Wind Power and Renewables Division has received two new orders for onshore wind projects in Ontario, Canada. The contracts include the supply, installation and commissioning of a total of 137 wind turbines rated at 2.3 megawatts (MW). Of those, Siemens will supply 91 units of its SWT-2.3-101 turbines to Samsung Renewable Energy Inc.'s and Pattern Energy Group LP's (Pattern Development) 180-MW Armow Wind project. The G2 geared turbines are equipped with 101-meter rotors. Suncor Energy Inc. ordered 46 D3

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Greater than expected growth at Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2014

The 7th annual Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) held on 28 & 29 October at Amsterdam RAI attracted 13,452 visitors representing 81 nationalities, an increase of 47% compared to last year. OEEC 2014 featured 630 exhibitors on 21,000 sq.m. floor space and 106 speakers in 22 sessions.

Official opening
OEEC 2014 was opened by a high profile key note speaker. Dr. María de Lourdes Melgar Palacios, Undersecretary of Hydrocarbons of Mexico, spoke about the Mexican energy reform and its emphasis on increasing private sector participation through free competition and the opportunities this creates. Together with Pieter van Oord, CEO of Van Oord and Chairman of the

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