Vattenfall Orders 113 Siemens Gamesa 8MW Offshore Wind Turbines
Vattenfall and Siemens Gamesa have signed an agreement for the supply of 113 Siemens Gamesa 8MW wind turbines for Vattenfall's three projects in Denmark.
72 wind turbines will be installed on the 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea and 41 turbines will be installed on the Vesterhav Syd and Nord nearshore wind farms in the North Sea with a combined capacity of 350MW.
The turbines are expected to be in full operation in 2020 for the Vesterhav Syd and Nord farms, and in 2021 at Kriegers Flak.
“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,” said 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, the Swedish energy company said.
“We are pleased that we successfully have procured ultramodern turbine technology to three of our largest offshore wind power projects. A combined purchase gives us a lower price, which means that construction costs for offshore wind power can be further reduced. Vattenfall will naturally take these cost-levels into other markets,” said Groebler.