Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded exclusivity by Danish vitality group Orsted for the provision and repair of wind generators for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind challenge, being developed in British waters, the place it’ll set up its SG Eight.Zero-167 DD generators with whole capability of 1,386 MW.
This offshore wind farm, which would be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when operational in 2022, can be the biggest offshore challenge in Siemens Gamesa’s historical past, the most important so far being Hornsea One (1,218 MW), equally developed by Orsted.
Located 89 kilometres off the east coast of England, the wind farm will span 462 km2.
The nacelles might be produced on the new manufacturing facility in Cuxhaven, Germany, whereas the vast majority of blades might be made on the manufacturing facility in Hull, UK, the place the pre-assembly work may even be carried out. Towers are anticipated to be partly sourced from UK suppliers.
“We are very happy that Orsted has positioned its belief in Siemens Gamesa as soon as once more. Hornsea Project Two might be a benchmark in Europe, not solely on account of its dimension but in addition its know-how. Siemens Gamesa will set up the most recent mannequin from its offshore platform at this facility. The SG Eight.Zero-167 boosts annual output by 20% and provides increased returns,” underscored Andreas Nauen, Offshore CEO at SGRE, who additionally highlighted the truth that offshore wind energy is enjoying an more and more vital function in Europe’s vitality combine.
A single Eight-MW turbine is able to producing sufficient electrical energy for round Eight,000 European households in order that the ability generated by this complicated will cowl the annual energy consumption wants of round 1.three million properties.
The new SG Eight.Zero-167 DD is provided with a rotor 167 metres in diameter. The blades, 81.5 metres lengthy, ship an 18% wider swept space and 20% extra annual output than its predecessor, the SWT-7.Zero-154. It options the know-how confirmed within the direct drive platform mixed with a larger-scale rotor to be able to provide prospects increased returns whereas minimising the related prices and dangers.
Siemens Gamesa and Orsted have already labored collectively on a number of offshore initiatives, notably: Hornsea One, London Array, Race Bank, West of Duddon Sands, Walney Extension East and Westermost Rough within the UK; Anholt in Denmark; and Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Gode Wind 1 and a couple of, situated in German waters. (Source: Siemens Gamesa)
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