Featuring a 120m rotor, the turbine is built based on the G2 product platform, and is said to boost energy production for sites with medium to low wind conditions.

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables division CEO Markus Tacke said: "With the SWT-2.3-120, we have been able to achieve an industry-leading capacity factor of over 60% and a nearly 10% improvement in AEP under design conditions.

"The SWT-2.3-120 offers excellent returns on investment for years to come. This new wind turbine will ideally serve its home market and also strengthen our export business."

The turbine also features a new 59m rotor blade, which is designed to improve production at medium to low wind speeds, and reduce weights and loads for minimized wear and tear.

The SWT-2.3-120 turbine and its blade were developed by Siemens’ blade factory in Fort Madison, Iowa and Siemens aerodynamic engineering center in Boulder, Colorado.

Siemens is planning to commence production of the SWT-2.3-120 turbine in 2017 in the US.