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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has conditionally received a record order for 1,714 MW from Ørsted and Eversource. Encompassing three offshore wind power projects, the signed conditional contract is the largest U.S. offshore wind power order to date. It encompasses the supply, delivery and installation of SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines including service agreements in federal waters off the northeastern coast of the U.S. All deliveries are subject to Ørsted and Eversource’s final investment decision.
The 704-MW Revolution Wind offshore project is Siemens Gamesa’s largest offshore wind project in the U.S. and will be located 15 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. The project will utilize SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines and is expected to be online by the end of 2023. Once operational, Revolution Wind will deliver power to Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Siemens Gamesa has also been conditionally awarded the contract to deliver offshore wind turbines totalling 880 MW for the Sunrise Wind project. Ørsted and Eversource were awarded this capacity by New York State today. SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines will be utilized at the project in federal waters about 30 miles off Montauk Point in New York. A service agreement is included. The Sunrise Wind project is expected to be operational in 2024.
Additionally, SGRE was conditionally awarded the contract to deliver SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the 130-MW South Fork offshore wind power project. Located 35 miles off Long Island, NY, it is expected to be operational by the end of 2022 and will deliver power to the Long Island Power Authority.
“An order of this size is a testament to the confidence which Ørsted and Eversource place in Siemens Gamesa. Delivering clean energy for generations to come – now on a large-scale basis in the U.S. offshore market – is a goal we are proud to share with Ørsted and Eversource. We are committed to doing so safely and with a strong focus on reducing the Levelized Cost of Energy from offshore wind in this rapidly developing market,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.
“We’re thrilled to once again partner with Siemens Gamesa on some of our most important projects as we work collectively to put the best foot forward in growing the North American market,” said Thomas Brostrøm, CEO of Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind and President of Ørsted North America. “We believe our supply chain partners are a big part of the success of these bids, as state policymakers understand the value of the reliable and experienced collaboration between our companies. Along with Eversource, we look forward to partnering with Siemens Gamesa on these projects.”
“The South Fork and Sunrise Wind projects are critical to establish the New York and North American markets as new growth leaders, and Siemens Gamesa will be a big part of making both a reality in the coming years,” said Lee Olivier, Executive Vice President of Enterprise Energy Strategy at Eversource. “Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa share Eversource’s clean energy vision for the Northeast and we’re excited to get started.”
“Siemens Gamesa has long been the global market leader in offshore wind with 12.5 GW installed. This major order signals that we are well positioned to maintain this leadership role in the budding U.S. market,” says Steve Dayney, Head of Offshore North America at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “We have always believed in the potential of this market, and with the partnership of Orsted and Eversource, we are excited to bring 1.7 GW of clean, reliable offshore wind electricity to American communities in the northeast.”
The SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbine has a rated capacity of 8.0 megawatts (MW), and a rotor with a 167-meter diameter. It has a swept area of 21,900 m2, and uses the SGRE B81 blades, each measuring 81.4 meters. By 2020, more than 1,000 SGRE Direct Drive offshore wind turbines will be installed globally.
The U.S. variant of the SG 8.0-167 DD is designed for IEC class S, considering tropical storm conditions (T-Class for the Rotor Nacelle Assembly). The T-class type certification for the Rotor Nacelle Assembly will be achieved by December 2020, where the product will be certified to handle extreme wind speeds in hurricane conditions in accordance with IEC 61400-1 edition 4. Furthermore, electrical systems and components will be adapted to 60Hz operation.
About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Offshore
As of December 2018, SGRE has over 3,100 offshore wind turbines in operation globally with a combined capacity of more than 12.5 GW. The company’s experiences reach back as far as 1991, when it established the world’s first offshore wind power plant. Through a strong focus on safety and innovation, SGRE constantly strives to reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy from offshore wind power.
About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Siemens Gamesa is a global leader in the wind power industry, with a strong presence in all facets of the business: offshore, onshore and services. The company’s advanced digital capabilities enable it to offer one of the broadest product portfolios in the sector as well as industry-leading service solutions, helping to make clean energy more affordable and reliable. With more than 90 GW installed worldwide, Siemens Gamesa manufactures, installs and maintains wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. The company’s orders backlog stands at €23.6 billion. The company is headquartered in Spain and listed on the Spanish stock exchange (trading on the Ibex-35 index).
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