Specifically, it is an agreement reached between Siemens-Gamesa with the power company Vattenfall to supply the wind turbines in two offshore wind projects: Vesterhav Nord, with 176 MW, and Vesterhav Syd, with 168 MW.
As planned, both parks will be equipped with a total of 41 turbinas SG 8.0-167 Direct Drive. Located 10 km off the west coast of Denmark, the two projects will be completed in 2023. Together, they will supply enough clean energy for some 350,000 Danish households. In addition, the contract includes a three-year service agreement.
With 176 MW, Vesterhav Nord will be located a maximum of about 8.5 km from the coast and will cover an area of about 40 km2. For its part, Vesterhav Syd will be located about 10 km from the coast and will cover an area of about 37 km2.
The 41 wind turbines, of 8.4 MW each and 167 meters of rotor diameter, will be launched from the port of Thyborøn. Installation is scheduled to begin in 2023 and be completed that same year.
Siemens Gamesa and Vattenfall have collaborated over time with multiple gigawatts of joint offshore capacity. Nowadays, Siemens Gamesa is supplying 140 offshore wind turbines SG 11.0-200 DD for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (1.5 GW) project at Vattenfall, the Netherlands, which will be the world’s first grant-free offshore project.
Siemens Gamesa has also been named preferred supplier for Vattenfall’s Norfolk UK projects, totaling 3.6 GW, and expected to use the new SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbine. The historic collaboration between Siemens Gamesa and Vattenfall in includes wind farms in operation such as DanTysk, 288 MW, Sandbank, also 288 MW, and Lillgrund, 110 MW.
“We are very pleased to once again supply offshore turbines to Denmark. These projects will add 344 MW of capacity to the grid and will help to further drive the fight against the climate emergency,” said Marc Becker, Siemens Gamesa’s offshore business manager, to which he added that the team in Denmark and the local presence of the company is allowing them to “lead” the offshore revolution: “We are the largest employer in the Danish wind industry, the country where offshore wind started,” he explained. .