UK - Siemens Gamesa Upgrades Flagship Offshore Wind Turbine, Gets Preferred Supplier Status for 3.6 GW Norfolk Projects
Vattenfall has named Siemens Gamesa the Preferred Supplier of wind turbines for the 1.8 GW Norfolk Boreas and the 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard wind farms offshore Norfolk, UK.
The agreement includes the potential deployment of the new SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbines and a multi-year Service agreement.
The agreement is subject to the UK Government’s Contract for Difference Round 4 auction award in the calendar year 2022 and subsequent final investment decision by Vattenfall, Siemens Gamesa said.
The newly introduced, enhanced SG 14‑236 DD offshore wind turbine, has a 236-metre diameter rotor, a 43,500 m2 swept area, and a capacity of up to 15 MW. The model is based on Siemens Gamesa’s existing flagship turbine – the SG 14-222 DD.
The wind turbine model will feature 115-metre blades with an option for developers to order RecyclableBlades. The 236-metre rotor with blades based on the IntegralBlade® technology will enable the SG 14-236 DD to produce more than 30 per cent Annual Energy Production (AEP) compared to the SG 11.0-200 DD, Siemens Gamesa said.
The SG 14-222 DD model features 108-metre blades and a 222-metre diameter rotor, providing an increase of more than 25 per cent in AEP compared to the SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine, according to the turbine maker.