Spanish wind turbine-maker Siemens Gamesa has received an order from innogy to supply turbines for the 342MW Kaskasi offshore wind farm project to be located in the German North Sea.

For this order, Siemens Gamesa will supply 38 of its SG 8.0-167 DD Flex direct drive turbines. Each turbine is expected to deliver a capacity of up to 9MW using its power boost technology.

The turbines will have a rotor diameter of 167m, using the 81m long B81 IntegralBlades.

Each of the SG 8.0-167 DD Flex turbine is touted to have a swept are of 21,900m² and is also equipped with Siemens Gamesa’s Direct Drive offshore wind turbine platform. This technology is claimed to offer stable operation and high availability while minimizing the associated costs and risks.

Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit CEO Andreas Nauen said: “We are thankful to innogy for placing their faith in us once again as we extend our cooperation to the Kaskasi offshore wind power project.

“Siemens Gamesa is proud to continuously contribute to and create a clean future now, and to aid countries like Germany in reaching their climate goals.”

Kaskasi wind farm will generate power for over 400,000 German homes

To be located 35km north of the island of Helgoland in the German North Sea, the offshore wind farm will supply enough clean electricity to power more than 400,000 average German households, when operational.

Innogy Renewables chief operating officer Christoph Radke said: “Offshore wind is an important pillar to reach Germany’s climate protection goals by supplying green electricity from a reliable source.

“I am delighted to announce that we have paved the way for the construction of our Kaskasi offshore wind project, which will become our third offshore wind farm off the German coast. Our investment in this project underlines our ambitions to further grow in offshore wind in Europe and around the globe.”

Recently, innogy had also taken the final investment decision for the Kaskasi offshore wind farm.

The company had also issued contracts worth more than €500m.

Offshore construction works on the project are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of next year, with operations expected to begin in the summer of 2022.