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voestalpine awarded major contract by Siemens Wind Power for project in the UK

2. March 2012

Austrian company, voestalpine Anarbeitung GmbH, a subsidiary of the listed voestalpine Group, has been awarded a major contract for the supply of roughly 20,000 tons of pre-cut heavy-plate shapes for Siemens Wind Power for the London Array offshore wind tower project in the United Kingdom.

The offshore wind tower project will save up to 560,000 tons of CO2 emissions and the total sales volume of the contract amounts to a double-digit million-euro figure. The delivery project will last for a period of one year.

The heavy-plate pre-cut shapes are being produced in the ultramodern shape cutting facility of voestalpine Anarbeitung and will be delivered to Siemens Wind Power for the installation of 106 wind towers, each with a capacity of 3.6 MW, as part of the London Array project. The installation of the wind towers will make it possible to achieve a total annual reduction of 560,000 tons in CO2 emissions.

During the first phase of the London Array project, the wind park will achieve a power output of roughly 630 MW. When completed, the park is scheduled to generate up to one gigawatt of electrical power, enough to supply 750,000 households with environmentally friendly electricity. This corresponds to roughly one-fourth of the Greater London power requirement. The first project phase is expected to be completed as early as 2012.

This contract awarded by Siemens Wind Power, a leading international producer of wind energy systems and market leader in the worldwide offshore market, has underlined the success of voestalpine as a supplier of high-quality materials for implementation in renewable-energy applications.

This project has once again been an opportunity for voestalpine to demonstrate its growing significance in future-oriented growth markets, Adolf Beuer, head of sales voestalpine Anarbeitung GmbH, is convinced.

voestalpine Group

voestalpine is a globally active group with a number of specialized and flexible companies that produce, process and further develop high-quality steel products. The Group is represented by 360 production and sales companies in more than 60 countries.

With its highest quality flat steel products, voestalpine is one of Europe's leading partners to the automotive, white goods and energy industries. Furthermore, voestalpine is the world market leader in turnout technology, tool steel and special sections, as well as number one in Europe in the production of rails.

The voestalpine Group generated revenues of EUR 8.55 billion in the business year 2009/10 and employs around 41,000 staff throughout the world.

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