A big win for Siemens… On Monday, the company said “it was won a contract to supply wind turbines for five wind power projects in Iowa in the United States,” reports Industry Week.
“Siemens said in a statement that it secured a contract from MidAmerican Energy to supply a total 448 wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,050 megawatts.”
“‘This represents not only the largest order for onshore wind turbines for Siemens, but also the largest single order for onshore wind power awarded globally to date,’ the statement said.”
In metal price news for renewables…
The week’s biggest mover on the weekly Renewables MMI® was US steel plate, which saw a 0.8 percent increase. Korean steel plate traded sideways last week. Following a steady week, prices for Japanese steel plate closed flat.
Chinese renewables prices were flat for the week. Prices for Chinese cobalt cathodes remained constant. The week finished with no movement for silicon. Neodymium remained unchanged for the week. The price of Chinese steel plate did not change since the previous week.
US grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES) remained essentially flat.
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