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Siemens gains strength in fierce service competition

German wind turbine manufacturer Siemens increases service operations in a key market by joining forces with a major project developer in the US.

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Competition on the market for Operation and Service (O&S) continues to intensify. On Wednesday evening, Siemens partnered up with US-based energy company and project developer Duke Energy to announce that they had joined forces on the wind turbine markets in the US and Canada.

The idea is that customers can now turn to both the turbine manufacturer's own service company, Siemens Power Generations Services, as well as Duke Energy Renewable Services (DERS) when it comes to serving O&M needs. However, the goal is to land service contracts not just on Siemens' own turbines but also on those from other manufacturers such as GE and Vestas.

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