Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will be the exclusive supplier of wind turbines for the Danish energy group Ørsted’s Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project being developed in British waters. It will install its SG 8.0-167 DD turbines with total capacity of 1,386 MW.
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This offshore wind farm is the largest offshore project in Siemens Gamesa's history, the biggest to date being Hornsea One (1,218 MW), similarly developed by Ørsted. Located 89 kilometres off the east coast of England, the wind farm will span 462 km2 .
The nacelles will be produced at the company’s new factory in Cuxhaven, Germany, while the majority of blades will be made at the factory in Hull, UK, where the pre-assembly work will also be carried out. Towers are expected to be partly sourced from UK suppliers.
"We are very pleased that Ørsted has placed its trust in Siemens Gamesa once again. Hornsea Project Two will be a benchmark in Europe, not only on account of its size but also its technology,” said Andreas Nauen, Offshore CEO at SGRE, who also highlighted the fact that offshore wind power is playing an increasingly important role in Europe's energy mix.
A single 8-MW turbine is capable of generating enough electricity for around 8,000 European households so that the power generated by this complex is expected to cover the annual power consumption needs of an estimated 1.3 million homes.
Siemens Gamesa and Ørsted have worked together on several offshore projects, notably: Hornsea One, London Array, Race Bank, West of Duddon Sands, Walney Extension East and Westermost Rough in the UK; Anholt in Denmark; and Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Gode Wind 1 and 2, located in German waters.