Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a contract from German energy company innogy to supply turbines for the 342MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant.

As per the terms of the contract, SGRE will deliver 38 of its SG 8.0-167 DD Flex turbines for the power plant. Kaskasi is located in the German North Sea, 35km north of the island of Helgoland.

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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.”

The company noted that each of its wind turbines will feature a rotor diameter of 167m and 81m-long Siemens Gamesa B81 IntegralBlades. It will have the capacity to deliver up to 9MW using Siemens Gamesa’s Power Boost technology.

Additionally, SGRE has agreed to provide two-year maintenance services to the wind turbines as part of the order. It intends to begin turbine installation works at the site from the third quarter of 2022.

Once operational, the wind facility is expected to generate clean energy that will be sufficient to power more than 400,000 average German households.

Innogy Renewables COO 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.”