Siemens Wins UK Wind Power Plant Order

Siemens Wins UK Wind Power Plant OrderSiemens Wins UK Wind Power Plant Order

Siemens has clinched a major order from Dong Energy to construct an offshore wind power plant with a capacity of 580 megawatts in Britain.

As per the deal, Siemens will supply, erect and commission 91 of its 6-MW direct drive wind turbines with performance enhancing features.

The wind turbines with a rotor diameter of 154 meters are slated for the Race Bank project of Dong Energy. Installation of the turbines is to commence during the spring of 2017, said a company statement, Reuters reported.

This order is part of the frame agreement concluded between Dong Energy and Siemens in 2012.

Service for the plant will be provided jointly by Siemens and Dong for five years. When the Race Bank offshore wind power plant is completed at the beginning of 2018, it will have a capacity to supply approximately 400,000 British households with eco-friendly electricity, it added.

The Race Bank offshore wind power plant will be erected around 32 km off the British eastern coast and will cover an area of 62 sq km. The wind turbines will be erected on monopile foundations in water depths between 6 and 26 meters.

Race Bank is part of the second round for public tenders in Great Britain.

Commenting on the win, Michael Hannibal, the CEO of the wind power and renewables division at Siemens, said: "We are pleased that Dong Energy has once again chosen our 6-MW direct drive wind turbine, the workhorse for offshore wind power plants.

"We are working hard to bring the costs of offshore wind energy down to make it competitive with other sources of power generation."