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Siemens to build wind power service training center in Orlando

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Siemens (NYSE: SI) has announced plans to build a wind power service training facility in Orlando, Fla. as the demand for more wind service technicians increases in the Americas, according to a statement from the company.

The 40,000-square-foot center will be located near the global headquarters of Siemens’ Energy Service division and will host around 2,400 trainees annually from the U.S. and the Americas. Siemens’ initial investment in the project will be $7 million, and the center is scheduled to begin operations by this summer.

The Orlando wind training center will be one of four Siemens wind service training facilities globally and will provide technical, health and safety training for Siemens’ wind power service technicians.

Global wind service business for Siemens has grown from around 1,600 employees to more than 2,400, and the company stated it expects those numbers to continue to grow as more regions build renewable energy resources.

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