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Danish onshore production remains part of Siemens Gamesa strategy

Although the firm has announced that it will only produce geared onshore turbines going forward, Danish production has not been scratched out of the Siemens Gamesa three-year plan. Suppliers, however, face further tightening of the chain.

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This Thursday, Siemens Gamesa announced its three-year plan: Going forward, the company will manufacture gearless offshore wind turbines, while all of the company's onshore machines will be equipped with a gearbox.

Since first announcing the Siemens Gamesa philosophy "one segment/one technology" in November, the firm has hinted many times before that the more expensive, but less service-demanding solution would be wound down. But in the new three-year strategy, with the goal of cutting costs by EUR 2 billion, shrinking the menu in the Siemens Gamesa wind turbine kitchen takes center stage. From having 25 turbine types, the plan is to have just 9 in the future.

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