Dong Energy and Siemens Energy have signed a framework agreement on the supply and servicing of a total of 300 offshore wind turbines each rated at 6 MW. The turbines will be installed at selected Dong Energy offshore wind farms in the UK during the period 2014-2017.

The agreement concerns Siemens Energy’s newly developed 6 MW offshore wind turbine with a 154-metre rotor based on gearless direct drive technology. The new WTG belongs to the next generation of large offshore wind turbines of more than 5 MW, allowing a significantly higher production of energy at each tower. 

”The agreement will enable Dong Energy to install a significantly larger turbine from 2014 compared to the turbines, we know today. The agreement is a key element of our strategy to significantly expand offshore wind and will strengthen our position as market leader in the offshore area,” says Carsten Krogsgaard Thomsen, acting CEO of DONG Energy.
The agreement will also support Siemens Energy’s efforts to optimise production of its 6 MW machine and strengthen its market position.

Under the agreement, Siemens Energy will design, manufacture, supply, install and service the WTGs. Furthermore, the partners have agreed on product and performance warranties reflecting the size of the agreement.  The agreement commits Dong to paying a cancellation fee in the event of the cancellation of projects included in the agreement. Whether individual projects comprised by the agreement will be built and the total capacity under the framework agreement will be utilised depend on official approvals of the specific projects and Dong Energy reaching positive investment decisions for the projects.

Dong and Siemens are currently working together on projects under construction on Lincs, London Array and West of Duddon Sands in the UK, Borkum Riffgrund 1 in Germany and Anholt offshore wind farm in Denmark.