Siemens has received an order to deliver, deploy and commission 102 wind turbines for the East Anglia ONE offshore windpower project in England.
Each SWT-7.0-154 direct-drive turbine will be built 45km off the British east coast and will span 300km2. They will be installed on jacket foundations and the nacelles will be made in Cuxhaven, Germany, while their blades will be manufactured at the company’s Hull facility.
The eco-friendly plant is expected to sufficiently power an estimated 500,000 households in the UK.
They are to be delivered to Iberdola subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, which will have the capacity of 7MW and a rotor diameter of 154m. The first turbines for the plant are planned for installation in the middle of 2019, while operation is scheduled in 2020.
Under the deal, Siemens will also be responsible for servicing the plant for an initial period of five years.
Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division Offshore CEO Michael Hannibal said: "Siemens is delighted to work with ScottishPower Renewables on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind power plant.
"This represents the largest single order ever for our direct-drive, 7MW wind turbine.
"The decision to go with our innovative wind turbines underscores the contribution made by these units to reducing the costs of offshore windpower."
Siemens has also received a long-term service contract from ScottishPower Renewables to remotely monitor and deliver diagnostics services to the turbines.
This is the company’s second offshore wind project with ScottishPower Renewables, the first being a total 389MW contract for the West of Duddon Sands project in the Irish Sea.
Image: Siemens will deliver 102 7MW wind turbines for the East Anglia ONE project. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.