Siemens receives first wind turbine order in Manitoba, Canada

VANCOUVER, March 25 /CNW/ - Siemens Energy has been awarded an order for 60 2.3-MW SWT-2.3-101 wind turbine to be installed near the town of Morris, Manitoba, Canada. The scope for the St. Joseph wind farm includes the supply, technical field assistance for erection and commissioning of the 60 units, as well as two years of service and maintenance. Installation is expected to begin in September 2010 and be completed by the end of 2010. The purchaser is Pattern Energy, an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy and transmission assets across the United States, Canada and Latin America. With an installed capacity of 138 megawatts (MW), the St. Joseph wind farm is expected to provide clean power for more than 50,000 homes in Manitoba, Canada.

"We are very pleased that Pattern Energy has chosen Siemens to be the wind turbine equipment supplier for the St. Joseph project," stated Bill Smith, Senior Vice President, Siemens Canada Limited.

"This order is of great significance to Siemens as this is our first wind farm in the province of Manitoba. We hope to build on the success we've already had in the province of Ontario and grow our wind power business footprint in Canada."

By the end of 2010, Siemens will have installed a total of 196 2.3-MW wind turbines in Ontario. These include 86 units at Canadian Hydro's Wolfe Island wind farm, 44 wind turbines at Kruger Energy's Port Alma wind farm, 44 units at Kruger Energy's Chatham wind farm and 22 wind turbines at the Gosfield wind farm, owned by Brookfield Renewable Power Inc.

"Partnering with Siemens is helping Pattern Energy to construct a world-class wind project at St. Joseph that will maximize the area's excellent wind resource to create a significant source of renewable energy for Manitoba and produce enough clean power for 50,000 homes," said Mike Garland, Chief Executive Officer of Pattern Energy. "Pattern has had a long and productive relationship with Siemens and we look forward to working with them on this exciting project."

Siemens recently partnered with Pattern Energy on its Hatchet Ridge project in Shasta County, California, which is currently under construction. Siemens is supplying and installing 44 units of its 2.3-MW SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines and will also provide two years of service and maintenance. Commissioning of the Hatchet Ridge wind farm is scheduled for fall 2010.

Wind power is part of Siemens' Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2009, revenue from the Portfolio totaled approximately EUR23 billion, making Siemens the world's largest supplier of environmentally friendly technologies. In the same period, the company's products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their CO2 emissions by 210 million tons. This amount equals the combined annual CO2 emissions of New York, Tokyo, London and Berlin.

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world's leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2009 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.8 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR30 billion and posted a profit of EUR3.3 billion. On September 30, 2009, the Energy Sector had a work force of approximately 85,100. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.

About Siemens Canada

Siemens is one of the largest and most diversified companies in the world of electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. The company has approximately 5,000 employees in Canada, working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of solutions for individual requirements. For almost 100 years in Canada, Siemens has stood for technical achievements, innovation, quality and reliability. Sales for Siemens in Canada for fiscal 2009 (ended September 30), were $2.5 billion CAD. Further information is available at www.siemens.ca.

About Pattern Energy

Pattern Energy Group LP is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates renewable energy and transmission assets across the United States, Canada and Latin America. With a long history in wind energy, Pattern's highly experienced team of scientists, engineers, construction experts, and legal and financial professionals has developed, financed and placed into operation more than 2,000 MW of wind power in eleven states, including the 283.2 MW Gulf Wind project in Texas, a premier wind farm utilizing a ground-breaking wildlife monitoring system. Pattern's development pipeline exceeds 4,000 MW of renewable energy projects, including the 101.2 MW Hatchet Ridge wind project in Northern California and the 138 MW St. Joseph wind project in Manitoba, Canada currently under construction. Pattern's management team has extensive experience in developing complex transmission projects - including the Trans Bay Cable project under the San Francisco Bay - and is currently developing multiple power transmission projects. With offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York and British Columbia, Pattern is strongly committed to promoting environmental stewardship and is dedicated to working closely with landowners and communities to develop and operate premier renewable energy projects.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on the beliefs of the management of Siemens Canada Limited and its affiliates. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and "project," are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the management's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual results to be materially different, among others, changes in general economic and business conditions, changes in currency exchange rate and interest rates, introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or services and changes in business strategy. Actual results may vary materially from those projected here. Siemens Canada Limited and its affiliates do not intend or assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE Siemens Canada Limited

For further information: For further information: DL Leslie, Siemens Canada Limited, Corporate Communications, (905) 819-5926, dl.leslie@siemens.com


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