Siemens Gamesa, the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer has secured an order from Danish energy giant Dong Energy to supply wind turbines for 752MW Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power project in the Netherlands.
As per the order, Siemens Gamesa will supply and install 94 wind turbines for Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farms off the coast in Dutch North Sea. The contract also includes maintenance of the turbines.
The wind farms will be installed at the plant which will cover an area of about 128km2, located 22km from the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland with a water depth of 14-38m.
Each of the turbines will produce about 8MW of clean electricity. These turbines are direct drive turbines, which the company claims to have installed more than 200 of such turbines till now.
The company further claims that the electricity produced by one of turbines is enough to power 8000 households and the total electricity of 752MW offshore wind farm is claimed to be enough for a million Dutch households.
The wind farm is expected to offset more than a million tonnes of carbon dioxide and 25,000 tonnes of sulphur dioxide emissions per year.
According to the newly merged company, the nacelles for the project will be assembeled at its new factory in Cuxhaven, Germany, while the blades will be produced at its Hull facility in England.
Siemens Gamesa Offshore CEO Michael Hannibal said: "We are pleased that DONG Energy has selected Siemens Gamesa for the Borssele1 and 2 offshore wind power plants in the Dutch part of the North Sea.
“The advanced model of our proven direct drive offshore wind turbine platform and our advanced services will leverage the energy output of this lighthouse project and help to move offshore wind into the energy mainstream in Europe."
Image: Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. Photo: Courtesy of Phil_Bird/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.