Siemens Gamesa named supplier by Vattenfall for Norfolk wind power project

Siemens Gamesa SG 4.7-155 turbine

Siemens Gamesa has been named Nominated Preferred Supplier by Vattenfall for the 3.6 GW Norfolk offshore wind power projects in the UK.

The agreement includes the potential deployment of the new SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbines and a multi-year Service agreement. Located between 47 – 72 km off the English east coast, the agreement encompasses Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas projects. Each park has a capacity of 1.8 GW.

“With this Nominated Preferred Supplier agreement for the Norfolk projects, we aim to add another 3.6 GW to our joint portfolio,” says Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit. “We can increase blade length and incorporate the solution on our existing design.”

“Vattenfall’s Norfolk projects will form one of the largest offshore wind zones in the world when they are completed, generating enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of 4 million homes,” says Catrin Jung, Head of Business Unit Offshore at Vattenfall.

Siemens Gamesa is the world’s leader in the offshore wind industry. The company has a significant presence in the UK wind industry with over 2,100 direct employees across all business functions, and closely collaborates with a wealth of local suppliers.

The Siemens Gamesa facility in Hull is the largest offshore wind manufacturing facility in the UK. The company recently announced an investment of £186 million to double the size of the facility by over 41,000 square meters, adding approximately 200 jobs to the approximately 1,000 jobs already present.

The newest Siemens Gamesa wind turbine features a 236-meter diameter rotor using Siemens Gamesa IntegralBlades, with an astounding 43,500 m2 swept area. This allows the SG 14-236 DD to provide an increase of more than 30 percent in Annual Energy Production compared to the SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine. Furthermore, the machine can reach 15 MW capacity including the company’s Power Boost function.