New Projects, Wind

Siemens Gamesa to Provide Turbines for World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

By Editors of Power Engineering

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was awarded the exclusive contract by Orsted to supply turbines for its Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project, which will have a total capacity of 1,386 MW.

Orstead will install SG 8.0167 DD turbines for the project, which being developed on 287 square miles approximately 55 miles off the coast of the United Kingdom. The project is expected to become operational in 2022.

We are very pleased that Orsted 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. Siemens Gamesa will install the newest model from its offshore platform at this facility. The SG 8.0-167 boosts annual output by 20 percent and offers higher returns,” said Andreas Nauen, Offshore CEO at SGRE.

The two companies previously partnered on the 1,218 MW Hornsea One offshore wind project, as well as numerous other offshore wind farms.

The new SG 8.0-167 DD is equipped with a rotor 547.9 feet in diameter. The blades, 267 feet long, deliver an 18 percent wider swept area and 20 percent more annual output than its predecessor, the SWT-7.0-154.