Siemens receives first order for 7-MW turbine

Thursday, 29 October, 2015 - 11:00
The new Siemens SWT-7.0-154 offshore wind turbine is currently being tested in Østerild, Denmark (Photo: Siemens)
The new Siemens SWT-7.0-154 offshore wind turbine is currently being tested in Østerild, Denmark (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens has received its first order for the new 7 MW offshore wind turbine. Dong Energy has ordered 47 turbines with a total capacity of 330 MW for the British offshore wind farm Walney Extension East.

Siemens is to supply, install and commission the direct drive wind turbines, each with a rotor diameter of 154 m. The order is part of the frame agreement concluded between Dong Energy and Siemens in 2012. Service for the plant will be provided jointly by Siemens and Dong for a period of five years.

Walney Extension East will be erected off the British west coast in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 km from shore. Installation of the turbines is expected to start at the beginning of 2018. The project is situated next to the Walney 1 and 2 offshore wind power plants, each equipped with 51 Siemens wind turbines with an output of 3.6 MW each.

“This marks the first order for the innovative Siemens 7 MW wind turbine. We introduced this upgraded version of our proven 6 MW model into the market only last March”, said Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore for Siemens’ Wind Power and Renewables Division.

Katharina Garus

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