Vattenfall has selected Siemens Gamesa to supply wind turbines at the company’s Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 and 2 and Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 and4 projects. The HKZ 1&2 project is the world’s first zero subsidy offshore wind farm.
Courtesy of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Siemens Gamesa is in final negotiations to be awarded the contract for the SG 10.0-193 DD offshore wind turbines for the HKZ 1&2 project. In addition, the company would also be awarded the contract for additional SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the HKZ 3&4 project if this tender is awarded to Vattenfall, subject to final investment decision.
“We look forward to increasing our collaboration and teamwork with Vattenfall through these projects. Vattenfall once again demonstrates their confidence and interest in our products,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.
In September 2018, Vattenfall received the irrevocable permit for the construction of the first subsidy-free wind power plant, Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 and 2. The first offshore works for this project have already started and must be completed in 2023. It will generate enough power every year to supply up to 1.5 million average European households with electricity.
The newest generation of the Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive platform simultaneously provides low-risk and high performance. The 193-meter diameter rotor features blades that are 94 meters long - almost the length of a soccer field. Annual energy production is up to 30 percent greater when compared to its predecessor, the SG 8.0-167 DD.
Siemens Gamesa and Vattenfall have collaborated on several wind power plants including 288 MW DanTysk and 288 MW Sandbank offshore projects in the German North Sea, 110 MW Lillgrund offshore project in the Swedish part of Øresund, and the current 600 MW Danish Kriegers Flak project in Denmark. The joint history of the two companies and the close collaboration in finding new ways to improve LCOE has been instrumental in realizing the first subsidy free windfarms.