Siemens Gamesa Secures 448 MW Scottish Offshore Wind Order

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received a firm order to supply wind turbines for the 448 MW NnG offshore wind power project in Scotland.

Siemens Gamesa Offshore Wind

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced that it has received a firm order to supply wind turbines for the 448 MW Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind power project, being developed by the utility EDF Renewables in Scotland. The contract further cements SGRE’s market-leading position.

The company will install 54 of its SG 8.0-167 DD offshore turbines, with 167-meter rotor diameter and 208-meter tip height. The installation of the unique Direct Drive technology turbines at Neart na Gaoithe will take the figure of DD offshore turbines comfortably beyond 2,000 turbines that SGRE has sold worldwide. The offshore wind power plant is expected to be operational by 2023.

Neart na Gaoithe wind project, which means ‘Strength of the Wind’, continues a partnership with EDF Renewables that began with the Round 1 development of Teesside wind park in 2011. The 448 MW offshore wind power plant is located 20 km from the east coast of Scotland, and close to the Port of Dundee where pre-assembly work will take place. This project will use 81 meter-long B81 blades produced on the re-modeled production lines of the SGRE factory in Hull.

When fully operational, it will generate electricity for around 375,000 homes, or all of the domestic properties in a city the size of Edinburgh, and displace 400,000 tons of CO2 annually.

“Receiving the firm order for the Neart na Gaoithe project from EDF Renewables UK is excellent news for Siemens Gamesa. We’re fully prepared to deliver our reliable SGRE offshore Direct Drive technology, and to doing our part to deliver clean energy to approximately 375,000 Scottish households when the project is in operation,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Offshore Business Unit of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

Recently, EDF had announced that it has begun construction work on the Scottish NnG offshore wind farm project in partnership with the Irish electricity company ESB which is taking a 50 percent stake in the project. The project confirms a wider commitment to renewables in the United Kingdom where EDF already has a strong footprint.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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