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Siemens Gamesa gets first firm order for new 14MW offshore wind turbine

OffshoreWind.biz:

Siemens Gamesa has received a firm order from RWE to supply wind turbines for the 1.4 GW Sofia wind farm offshore the UK.

Located 195 kilometers off the northeast coast of the United Kingdom on Dogger Bank, Sofia will feature 100 SG 14-222 DD wind turbines. The installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to start in 2025, Siemens Gamesa said. Final project completion is expected by the fourth quarter of 2026.

This is Siemens Gamesa’s first firm order for its largest turbine model in the portfolio.

“The UK is the world’s largest offshore wind market, so it is appropriate that it should be the first to install the world’s largest turbine in production, the SG 14-222 DD,” Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit, said.

The turbine can reach a capacity of up to 15 MW using the company’s Power Boost function, has a 222m diameter rotor, 108m long carbon and fiberglass blades, and a 39,000m2 swept area.

Siemens Gamesa has also signed preferred supplier agreements to deliver the new turbine to the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan and the 2.6 GW Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project in the US.

[Adnan Durakovic]

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