Siemens Gamesa has conditionally received a record order for 1,714 MW from Ørsted and Eversource.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has conditionally received a record order for 1714 MW from Ørsted and Eversource. Encompassing three offshore wind power projects, the signed conditional contract is the largest U.S. offshore wind power order to date.
It encompasses the supply, delivery, and installation of SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines including service agreements in federal waters off the northeastern coast of the U.S. All deliveries are subject to Ørsted and Eversource’s final investment decision.
“We had already secured a US construction pipeline of almost one gigawatt before the end of 2018 and have been looking into further growth in the US offshore wind market. We saw an opportunity to secure a bigger turbine volume early in order to gain economies of scale, and Siemens Gamesa was able to provide an attractive offering for this large volume,” says Anders Lindberg, Executive Vice President, EPC, at Ørsted.
The first project has been conditionally awarded for the delivery of offshore wind turbines totalling 880 MW for the Sunrise Wind project, which will be the company’s largest offshore wind project in the U.S. Ørsted and Eversource were awarded this capacity by New York State. SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines will be utilised at the project in federal waters about 50 km / 30 miles off Montauk Point in New York. A service agreement is included.
The 704 MW Revolution Wind offshore project will be located 24 km / 15 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. The project will utilise SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines and is expected to be online by 2023. Once operational, Revolution Wind will deliver power to Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Additionally, SGRE was conditionally awarded the contract to deliver SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the 130 MW South Fork offshore wind power project. Located 56 km / 35 miles off Long Island, NY, it is expected to be operational by the end of 2022 and will deliver power to the Long Island Power Authority.
“An order of this size is a testament to the confidence which Ørsted and Eversource place in Siemens Gamesa. Delivering clean energy for generations to come – now on a large-scale basis in the U.S. offshore market – is a goal we are proud to share with Ørsted and Eversource. We are committed to doing so safely and with a strong focus on reducing the Levelised Cost of Energy from offshore wind in this rapidly developing market,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.