Siemens Gamesa Taps Welcon for 140 Offshore Wind Turbine Towers
Siemens Gamesa has ordered 140 offshore wind turbine towers for three different projects at Denmark’s Welcon.
78 towers will be manufactured for the 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, 38 towers for the 342 MW Kaskasi project in the German North Sea, and 24 towers for the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) wind farm off the Fife coast, Scotland.
The first towers for Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm will be ready for delivery at the end of 2021, and the remaining units are to be supplied throughout 2022 together with the towers for the Kaskasi and the NnG wind farms.
Expanding to Meet the Demand
The ever-increasing sizes of wind turbines require larger and larger towers. To keep up with this development, Welcon has during the last years made significant investments in the facility in Give, Denmark.
With these new large orders in the order book, Welcon has now decided to expand both capacity and capability for producing wind turbine towers even further. This will make it possible for the company to manufacture not only the towers for the current sizes of wind turbines, but also the next generations of towers in even larger volumes.