Siemens Gamesa has secured a firm order to supply its wind turbines to Ørsted’s 242MW Gode Wind III offshore wind project in Germany.

As per the terms of the contract, Siemens Gamesa will supply 23 units of its SG 11.0-200 DD turbines for the wind facility located 40km from shore due north of the island of Norderney on the German-Dutch border.

The offshore wind facility is expected to come online in 2024 and will have the capacity to supply clean energy to 250,000 German households.

Last March, Ørsted and Siemens Gamesa signed a preferred supplier agreement for Gode Wind III project.

Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit CEO and Siemens Gamesa Germany managing director Marc Becker said: “We are delighted to be working with Ørsted on the Gode Wind 3 offshore wind power plant. This project is significant as it introduces the SG 11.0-200 DD to the German market, allowing us to serve the country on several fronts.

“We are able to contribute to Germany’s energy transition by providing our proven offshore direct drive technology, and we can ensure local value creation from the nacelles being produced in Cuxhaven.

“We are ready and energised to address the climate emergency and contribute our part to achieving the new ambitious goals for offshore wind in Germany.”

The firm order also includes five-year service agreement.

Siemens Gamesa noted that the nacelles will be locally manufactured in the German town of Cuxhaven.

Installation of wind turbines is expected to be completed in the calendar year 2024.

The contract was awarded to Siemens Gamesa at a time when the new German coalition government has set new offshore wind energy production targets.