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Siemens CEO acknowledges weak wind turbine sales in the US

Vestas raked in almost three times as many orders as Siemens on the hectic US December market. The Danish/German wind turbine manufacturer expects to catch up in upcoming quarters.

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Siemens snatched up orders for 600 MW on the US wind turbine market during the end of last year, announced the conglomerate's CEO Joe Kaeser during a conference call after the presentation of the interim report for the period October to December, which in Siemen's terminology marks the first quarter 2017. The order intake was only a third of the 1,608 MW which Vestas announced sold to the US during this period.

"It's completely correct that the first quarter was a little weak," Kaeser admitted when asked about performance on the US onshore turbine market.

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