Seimens Gamesa, the renewable energy firm located in Spain, has announced that it has won a contract to supply and maintain 94 wind turbines for two offshore wind power plants in Denmark.
The Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farms, which are being developed by Dong Energy, will be located 13 miles offshore from the Dutch province of Zeeland. The sites are set to be built in 2020 and will reportedly provide enough power to meet the annual electrical consumption of one million homes, according to Siemens Gamesa.
“The advanced model of our proven direct drive offshore wind turbine platform and our advanced services will leverage the energy output of this lighthouse project and help to move offshore wind into the energy mainstream in Europe,” said Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore at Siemens Gamesa.
— Siemens Gamesa (@SiemensGamesa) July 6, 2017
The nacelles for the turbines will be assembled in Siemens Gamesa’s new factory in Cuxhaven, Germany. The blades for the Borssele 1 and 2 projects will be produced in Hull, England.
“With the signing of the wind turbine contract, we pass a key milestone in this project, which will be a landmark in the Netherlands’ shift to renewable energy,” said Jasper Vis, country manager for DONG Energy Netherlands. “This is an important step on our way to reducing the cost of renewable electricity in the Netherlands.”
Siemens Gamesa and DONG Energy have worked together on various other offshore wind farms, including the London Array in the United Kingdom, the Anholt project in Denmark, and Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Gode Wind 1 and 2 in Germany.