Siemens Gamesa wins Danish gold
Vattenfall to deploy 8MW hardware across 950MW offshore portfolio
Siemens Gamesa has signed a landmark turbine supply deal with developer Vattenfall for a combined 950MW across two Danish offshore wind projects.
The Swedish company has ordered a total of 113 8MW turbines for the 350MW Vesterhav North and South in the North Sea and the 600MW Kriegers Flak wind farm in the Baltic.
"It is one of the largest single investments in renewable energy Vattenfall has ever made in its history,” said the company. Total spending across the two wind farms will be €1.7bn.
The deal covers design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, testing and service of the turbines.
Vattenfall senior vice president Gunnar Groebler said: "The use of 8MW state-of-the-art turbines, which are geared to site-specific requirements, once again shows how quickly and flexibly offshore technology is evolving."
He added: "In addition we managed to bring the calls for three projects under one roof which leads to further cost reductions. We also want to use these cost advantages for future projects in the markets in which we offer offshore projects.”
Both Vesterhav and Kriegers are due to go live before 2022.
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