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Direct drive wind turbine SWT-6.0-154 at the Scottish site in Hunterston © Siemens
Siemens awarded major order for two wind power plants
Siemens has received a further order for two German offshore wind
power plants: The company will supply 97 wind turbines, each with a rating
of six megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 154 meters, to the Danish
energy provider DONG Energy. The total capacity for the Gode Wind 1 and
Gode Wind 2 projects is 582 megawatts, enough to supply around 600,000
German households with eco-friendly power.
The Gode Wind 1 (252 MW) and Gode Wind 2 (330 MW) wind power plants will be erected off the North Sea island of Juist, around 45 kilometers from the German coast in water depth of up to 34 meters. This will mark the first time that Siemens will be supplying its new six-megawatt wind turbines for offshore in Germany. Siemens will also service the wind turbines for a period of five years. Construction is planned to begin in the first half of 2015, with commissioning scheduled for the second half of 2016.
"Offshore wind energy is a vital contributing factor to the
success of the energy transition in Germany", stated Markus Tacke, CEO of
the Wind Power Division of the Siemens Energy Sector. "Only at sea can
wind projects of a performance category equivalent to major power plants
be erected in Germany. Offshore wind energy will also act as a
stabilization factor in the German energy mix. Offshore wind power plants
produce electricity on more than 340 days per year, thanks to stable wind
conditions at sea."
"Despite the fact that offshore wind energy is quite a new technology, we
are making great advances. In the coming ten years we intend to reduce
costs by up to 40 percent," declared Mr. Tacke. "To accomplish this, it is
essential that we have clearly defined and reliable framework conditions
for the expansion of offshore wind power in Germany. "
Wind power and the associated service are part of
Siemens' Environmental Portfolio, with which the company posted revenue
amounting to roughly EUR33 billion in fiscal 2012. That makes Siemens one
of the world's leading providers of eco-friendly technology. Using Siemens
products and solutions, customers saved more than 330 million metric tons
of carbon dioxide (CO2) during the same time period; this figure is
equivalent to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong,
Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo combined.
Worldwide more than 100,000
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