Siemens Gamesa has received the firm order for 62 of its 8 MW turbines for the 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant in France.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received the firm order from Ailes Marine, an affiliate of Iberdrola, for 62 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for 496 MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant. This order also includes a 10-year agreement for turbine maintenance services.
“We are extremely excited to add France to the many markets around the world where our offshore wind turbines contribute to providing clean energy and combatting climate change. Making Bay of Saint Brieuc – Siemens Gamesa’s first firm offshore order in France is a historic moment and a testament to our dedication to growth in the market, and to driving the globalisation of offshore wind energy. We thank Ailes Marines for their confidence in our products as well as our manufacturing plans for France,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.
The main components of the 62 turbines of the Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore wind power plant will be produced at Siemens Gamesa’s planned offshore wind turbine factory in Le Havre. The offshore wind project will produce the equivalent of the electricity consumption of 835,000 people.
Javier García Perez, President of Ailes Marines and Iberdrola’s International Offshore Business Director, said that by selecting Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s 8 MW wind turbines, Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm secures a best-in-class, high-performance technology.
“Ailes Marines is fully committed to the development of the French offshore wind industry, which is creating thousands of high-skilled jobs, driving the green economic and industrial recovery of France and contributing to delivering the renewables-led net-zero targets,” he added.
The firm has also announced that its new SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is intended to be used at the upcoming 300 MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan. With the deployment of the turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline also being considered.
Recently, we had reported that the firm had been selected to conditionally supply SG 14-222 Direct Drive offshore wind turbines to the massive 2.64 GW Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project. This project will be home to Siemens Gamesa’s latest offshore turbine variant having the capability to produce up to 15 MW with a 222-meter rotor.