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Today, Siemens Energy confirmed that the 1,050-megawatt (MW) wind turbine order it recently received from MidAmerican Energy Company is the largest onshore wind turbine order in the world. The news was announced at a commemoration event at Siemens' blade manufacturing facility in Fort Madison, Iowa.In attendance at the event were federal, state, and local officials, including Iowa Governor Terry Branstad; Mark Albenze, the CEO of Siemens Energy Wind Power Americas; Tim Holt, CEO of Siemens Energy Service Renewables; Bill Fehrman, president and CEO, MidAmerican Energy; representatives from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Iowa Wind Energy Association (IWEA); along with employees, community members, landowners and local suppliers.