Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been chosen by Vattenfall to supply about 1 GW to three offshore wind farms that are developing on the Danish coast.
The company signed an agreement with Vattenfall to supply 72 SG 8.0-167 DD turbines to the Danish offshore project of Kriegers Flak, with a total capacity of 600 MW, this will become the largest Baltic offshore wind power plant.
The ceremony for signing the agreement took place within the framework of the WindEurope international fair, and was attended by Markus Tacke, CEO of SGRE and by Andreas Nauen, CEO of Offshore at SGRE, while on behalf of Vattenfall have been attended by Gunnar Groebler, Vice President of the Wind Division and Michael Simmelsgaard, Responsible for the Offshore area.
The installation of the turbines is scheduled for February 2021, while its commissioning will conclude before the end of the same year.
In addition, SGRE has been selected by Vattenfall as the preferred supplier to supply wind turbines for both Vesterhav Norte (180 MW) and Vesterhav Sur (170 MW), located near the west coast of Denmark, in the North Sea. Both plants will have a total of 41 SG 8.0-167 DD turbines. Its installation will begin in 2020 and the start-up will take place at the end of the year.
“We are very grateful that Vattenfall has selected Siemens Gamesa for these projects,” says Andreas Nauen, Offshore CEO of SGRE. “The latest model from our proven Direct Drive offshore platform, together with our high added value services, will boost the energy production of this important project, helping to position the marine wind energy within the European energy mix.”
A single 8-MW turbine is capable of generating electricity for about 8,000 European households so that the energy generated by these projects – 950 MW – would cover the annual electricity consumption of about one million homes.
Siemens Gamesa and Vattenfall have collaborated on several wind projects, including the DanTysk and Sandbank offshore parks, both of 288 MW, on the German North Sea coast; and the Lillgrund offshore project, of 110 MW, on the Swedish coast of Øresund.
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