Siemens Gamesa Extends East Anglia ONE Contract

Siemens Gamesa has extended the original contract term for servicing the 714 MW East Anglia ONE wind farm off the UK from five to 15 years with ScottishPower Renewables and Bilbao Offshore Holdings Limited.

The deal, among the biggest in Siemens Gamesa’s Service business unit’s history, comes just one year after the commissioning of the final of the 102 SWT-7.0-154 turbines.

“This award reinforces our focus on being the Offshore Service market leader, by adding such a significant wind power plant to our existing portfolio of 12 GW of maintained offshore turbines. We really look forward to continuing as a trusted partner to ScottishPower Renewables and Iberdrola in the service and maintenance of their projects for many years to come,” Juan Gutierrez, Service CEO at Siemens Gamesa, said.

The wind farm is situated 43 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk, England, and was completed in July 2020.

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Servicing and maintenance of the wind farm will continue to be undertaken from the base at the port of Lowestoft. The full-scope contract to service and maintain East Anglia ONE includes the provision of offshore logistics and jack-up vessels. Access to East Anglia ONE for service will be via a mix of Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) and helicopters.

“This extension reflects the positive partnership working between ScottishPower and Siemens Gamesa following the completion of East Anglia ONE last year,” Victor Rey Romero, Offshore O&M Director at Iberdrola, the parent company of ScottishPower Renewables, said.

“The contract extension means we will continue to benefit from Siemens Gamesa’s knowledge and experience in supporting our windfarm operations over a prolonged period, while we focus on producing the clean, green energy the UK needs to make the transition to net zero. And it will also boost the local economy, providing job security and confidence. This is a very positive development and we very much look forward to continuing to build on our partnership with Siemens Gamesa in the coming years.”