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Siemens Gamesa wins 950MW turbine order for Vattenfall’s offshore wind farms

EBR Staff Writer Published 29 November 2017

Swedish power company Vattenfall has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) for the supply of 950MW of wind turbines to three Danish offshore wind power plants, which are being built with a combined investment of nearly €1.7bn.

Siemens Gamesa will supply 113 wind turbines from its SG 8.0-167 DD turbine range for the three projects.

Power generated by the three offshore wind farms is expected to cover nearly one million households.

Vattenfall Wind head and executive group Management member Gunnar Groebler said: “The deal is a further proof point of Vattenfall’s firm commitment towards a fossil free future and climate smarter living.

“The investment in this state-of-the-art technology for our modern wind farms, contributes significantly to our goal of building more renewable energy according to our strategy.”

Under the contract, the 600MW Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind project will receive 72 SG 8.0-167 direct drive (DD) turbines from Siemens Gamesa.

Once commissioned, the Danish Kriegers Flak facility is expected to become the largest offshore wind power project in the Baltic Sea.

The turbines’ installation is slated for February 2021 with commissioning expected to be done by the end of 2021.

Expected to be built with an investment of €1.1–1.3bn, the Danish Kriegers Flak project will generate enough power to meet the consumption needs of 600,000 households.

The other two offshore wind projects to which Vattenfall has chosen Siemens Gamesa as the supplier of wind turbines are the 180MW Vesterhav North and the 170MW Vesterhav South.

Both the wind projects in the North Sea, which are located nearshore at the west-coast of Denmark, will comprise 41 SG 8.0-167 DD turbines.

Installation of the wind turbines will commence in 2020 and the commissioning has been slated for the end of that same year.

Siemens Gamesa Offshore CEO Andreas Nauen said: “The advanced model of our proven direct drive offshore wind turbine platform and our advanced services will leverage the energy output of these lighthouse projects and help to move offshore wind into the energy mainstream in Europe.”

Each of the Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbine is capable of generating power that can meet the consumption needs of around 8,000 European households.

Image: Wind turbines at Vattenfall’s Egmond aan Zee offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Photo: courtesy of Jorrit Lousberg/Vattenfall AB.