Siemens Gamesa signs contract for 165 turbines for Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm

Ørsted has ordered 165 SG 8.0-167 DD turbines from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) for deployment at Hornsea Two, the world’s largest offshore wind project, with installation expected to commence in 2021.
Siemens Gamesa signs contract for 165 turbines for Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm
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The official signing of the wind turbine order marks the beginning of the process of constructing the facility, which is located 89 kilometres off the British east coast and is expected to be officially commissioned in early 2022. As reported by Renewable Energy Magazine in February this year, Hornsea Two will supply clean energy for approximately 1.3 million British homes.  

The record-breaking project will have a combined rating of 1,386 MW megawatts (MW), making it not only the large largest wind project in Siemens Gamesa's history, but also the largest single order in the history of offshore wind energy.

“Ørsted is one of Siemens, Gamesa's key partners to transform offshore wind from wind farm level to a clean energy source in real powerplant scale” said Andreas Nauen, CEO at Offshore SGRE. “We are proud and pleased to meet this challenge within the framework of a strong and long-term collaboration with at experienced player like Ørsted”.

The new SG 8.0-167 DD turbine is equipped with a rotor 167 metres in diameter. The 81.5 metre blades deliver 20 percent more annual output than its predecessor, the SWT-7.0-154. The direct drive platform combined with a larger-scale rotor offers customers higher returns while minimising associated costs and risks.

Image: SG 8.0-167 DD turbine (SGRE)

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