Siemens Gamesa has won a 913 MW order from Orsted in Germany.
Siemens Gamesa will manage the installation of the 83 offshore direct drive wind turbines. Siemens Gamesa will also handle service of the wind turbines.
“We will be again partnering with Orsted in another important offshore project. This huge wind power plant featuring our SG 11.0-200 offshore Direct Drive machines will provide both clean green energy to more than one million households,” says Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.
The installation of Borkum Riffgrund 3 is expected to begin 2024, with commissioning anticipated to be completed in 2025. The preferred supplier agreement between Siemens Gamesa and Orsted for Borkum Riffgrund 3 was announced on March 4, 2020.
The SG 11.0-200 DD machine which will be used features a capacity of 11 MW with a 200-meter rotor. It utilizes 97-meter-long Siemens Gamesa B97 blades, with a huge 31,400 m2 swept area.