Siemens is strengthening its collaboration with Norwegian company Statoil on floating offshore wind turbines. For the 30 MW Hywind Scotland Project, Siemens will supply five of its SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines.
The turbines will be installed on floating foundations operating in water depths as deep as nearly 400 feet.
For the new Hywind Scotland Project, assembly in West Coast Norway is scheduled for first half 2017. In 2009 Statoil and Siemens successfully installed a 2.3 MW Siemens turbine at the first floating full-scale wind project worldwide, Hywind Demo.
The Hywind Scotland project is expected to be commissioned in late 2017 and deliver 135 GWh of electric power per year.
This Scottish pilot project demonstrates how future floating concepts for commercial and large-scale offshore wind parks can be both cost efficient and low risk. The floating foundations are ballast-stabilized and fastened to the seabed with mooring lines.