Vattenfall selects SGRE to supply 113 wind turbines

30 November 2017 (Last Updated November 30th, 2017 10:43)

Vattenfall has contracted Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to provide a total of 113 turbines for three new offshore windfarms to be built in Denmark.

Vattenfall has contracted Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to provide a total of 113 turbines for three new offshore windfarms to be built in Denmark.

The joint deal includes the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, testing, and servicing of the turbines.

In total, 72 units will be installed at the 605MW Kriegers Flak facility, while the Vesterhav Syd and Nord will receive 41 units.

The SGRE turbines are scheduled to be fully operational by 2020 at the Vesterhav Syd and Nord farms, and by 2021 at the Kriegers Flak facility.

“Vattenfall is set to invest around €1.7bn to develop the three farms.”

The Kriegers Flak plant will be situated in the Baltic Sea, while the Vesterhav Syd and Nord windfarms will be developed in North Sea with a total capacity to generate up to 350MW of power.

Vattenfall is set to invest around €1.7bn to develop the three farms, which are expected to power around one million Danish households with clean energy once commissioned.

Vattenfall Wind head Gunnar Groebler said: “The deal is a further proof point of Vattenfall’s firm commitment towards a fossil free future and climate smarter living.

“The investment in this state-of-the-art technology for our modern windfarms, contributes significantly to our goal of building more renewable energy according to our strategy.”

Vattenfall is planning to build all of its new offshore wind facilities in Denmark by 2022, investing more than €2.7bn.

The company also aims to install 1.4 GW in Denmark over the next five years.