Wind turbines to be supplied by Siemens and MHI

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) signed agreements with Siemens (NYSE: SI) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to provide wind turbines for the two phases of Duke's Los Vientos Windpower Project in Texas.

Siemens will provide 87 2.3 MW turbines for the 200 MW Los Vientos I project. MHI will supply 84 2.4 MW turbines for the 202 MW Los Vientos II project. Both sites expect to receive the first delivery by June 2012.

Construction at both project sites will begin in December 2011, with commercial operation of the wind farms anticipated by late 2012.

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