Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received an order for 1,714 MW from Orsted and Eversource.
The signed conditional contract for three offshore wind power projects is the largest U.S. offshore wind power order to date.
The wind deal includes 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. Siemens Gamesa said deliveries are subject to Orsted and Eversource’s final investment decision.
Siemens Gamesa has won the contract to deliver offshore wind turbines totalling 880 MW for the Sunrise Wind project, which will be the company’s largest offshore wind project in the U.S.
Orsted 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 50 km / 30 miles off Montauk Point in New York. The Sunrise Wind project is expected to be operational in 2024.
The 704 MW Revolution Wind offshore project will be located 24 km / 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 2023. Revolution Wind will deliver power to Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Additionally, Siemens Gamesa has won the contract to deliver SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the 130 MW South Fork offshore wind power project. Located 56 km / 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.
“We saw an opportunity to secure a bigger turbine volume in order to gain economies of scale, and Siemens Gamesa was able to provide an attractive offering for this large volume,” said Anders Lindberg, executive vice president, EPC, at Orsted.
Siemens Gamesa claims that it is the global market leader in offshore wind with 12.5 GW installed.
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.