VATTENFALL ORDER 114 SIEMENS GAMESA WIND TURBINES
Vattenfall, the Swedish power company, takes a big step towards more renewable energy production by choosing Siemens Gamesa to supply the turbines for its three new offshore wind farms in Denmark. The order is the world’s largest for turbines to offshore wind power in 2017.
The joint deal covers 113 8 MW turbines in total, 72 turbines at Kriegers Flak and 41 turbines at Vesterhav Syd and Nord.
The three wind farms, Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea and Vesterhav Syd and Nord in the North Sea, have a total investment value of close to EUR 1.7 billion (SEK 16.5 billion) .The total installed capacity will be close to 1 GW and this makes it the world´s largest offshore wind turbine order in 2017. The wind farms will have the ability to supply approximately one million Danish households with fossil free energy.
“The deal is a further proof point of Vattenfall’s firm commitment towards a fossil free future and climate smarter living. The investment in this state-of-the-art technology for our modern wind farms, contributes significantly to our goal of building more renewable energy according to our strategy”, says Gunnar Groebler, Head of Vattenfall Wind and member of the Executive Group Management.
The joint deal, which is one of the largest renewable investments in Vattenfall’s history, will cover design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, testing and service of the turbines. When Vattenfall won the tenders to build the wind farms back in 2016 it was at the lowest prices the world had seen at that time.
To deliver on that promise and to the benefit of Danish consumers Vattenfall has brought the three wind projects under one umbrella and merged the turbine procurement into one deal.
Danish Kriegers Flak will have a capacity of 605 MW and Vesterhav Syd and Nord up to 350 MW. Combined this is enough to supply one million Danish households. (Source: Vattenfall)
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