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Siemens sneaks up on large-scale Canadian projects

A Canadian developer has changed its mind about its turbine manufacturer on two projects for more than 400MW combined.

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Siemens has a strong grip on the Canadian wind turbine market. Last year, the turbine manufacturer held almost half of the year's new additions to the North American market which constitutes the sixth-largest in the world with 1,506MW.

Siemens actually has such a strong position in Canada that the company is chosen as a supplier, even when it is not originally selected. The Alberta Utilities Commission has thus received an application from the project developer NaturEner Canada, which now wants to replace turbines from the GE-acquired Alstom with turbines from Siemens on two upcoming projects, writes media Recharge.

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