Siemens signs strategic cooperation on renewable energies in Russia

Siemens has signed a partnership agreement for cooperation in the renewable energy sector with the two Russian companies Rostechnologii and RusHydro.

The three companies will establish the joint venture “wind energy” where Siemens will retain the majority stake. The planned joint venture is to set up production facilities for wind turbines components for the Russian wind farm market and will also be responsible for sales and service of Siemens wind turbines in Russia and other countries.

"This strategic partnership will put us out front on the highly-promising market for renewable energy in Russia", states René Umlauft, CEO of the Renewable Energy Division of Siemens. Russia is planning to have a wind power capacity of approximately 5000 megawatts installed by 2020. "In the coming five years we intend to install wind turbines with a total capacity of 250 to 500 megawatts per year."

With this joint venture in Russia, Siemens is pushing determinedly ahead with the regionalization of the manufacturing network on important markets. In the current year alone Siemens will bring three further factories for production of wind turbine components on line in the USA and in China. Other production facilities are planned for India and Great Britain.

Wind energy is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2009, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about EUR23 billion, making Siemens the world’s largest supplier of ecofriendly 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 more than 85,100.