New Orders Drive ACCIONA Windpower’s AW3000 Turbine to 1 GW Milestone

  New Orders Drive ACCIONA Windpower’s AW3000 Turbine to 1 GW Milestone

Business Wire

WEST BRANCH, Iowa -- April 30, 2013

ACCIONA Windpower has finalized agreements that bring the total footprint for
the Company’s AW3000 turbine to 1 GW. ACCIONA Windpower reached this milestone
through strong first-quarter sales. In 2013, ACCIONA Windpower has completed
over 500 MW of orders to supply AW3000 wind turbines to projects in North and
South America.

“ACCIONA Windpower is gaining momentum in the market by focusing on
technological innovations that lower the cost of energy and give our
customers’ projects a competitive edge,” said Jose Luis Blanco, CEO of ACCIONA
Windpower. “The growing order book and excellent performance of AW3000
turbines is attracting interest from customers worldwide.”

In addition to projects operating AW3000 turbines in the United States and
Spain, ACCIONA Windpower’s footprint for the AW3000 will extend to Canada,
Mexico, Brazil, Poland and South Africa. All 1 GW of new orders are expected
to be in operation by the end of 2015. ACCIONA Windpower is still taking
additional orders for delivery in 2014 and beyond.

ACCIONA Windpower has been successful with the 116 meter rotor option for the
AW3000 introduced in 2011 and recently launched a 125 meter rotor option for
low-wind sites. Over half of the orders also specify ACCIONA’S 120 meter
concrete tower, which allows the cost-effective capture of more energy at
taller heights. ACCIONA’s concrete towers can also be built on-site, which
increases the local content of a project.

Corporate information

ACCIONA Windpower designs and manufactures 1.5 and 3 MW wind turbines. It has
three assembly plants (two in Spain and one in the USA), and a turbine blade
manufacturing facility also in Spain. Since 2004 it has manufactured wind
turbines totaling more than 4,000 MW wind parks installed or contracted in 17
countries. It is a subsidiary of ACCIONA Energy, a global operator in clean
energies with over 20 years’ experience in the sector and a strong presence in
five renewable technologies.

It belongs to the ACCIONA Group, one of the leading Spanish corporations,
which operates in infrastructures, energy, water and services in over 30
countries. Its corporate motto “Pioneers in development and sustainability”
reflects its commitment –in all its activities- to contribute to economic
growth, social welfare and the protection of the environment. This effort has
been recognized through its inclusion in the Dow Jones (DJSI) and FTSE4Good
sustainability indexes. ACCIONA is quoted on the Ibex-35 stock index, has a
workforce of around 31,000 worldwide and earned revenues of 6,646 million
euros in 2011.


Peter Gray, 312-673-3043
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