The 210-MW offshore wind power plant, Westermost Rough, has entered operations. The project was a joint venture with owners DONG Energy (50 percent) and its partners Marubeni Corp. (25 percent) and the UK Green Investment Bank (25 percent).
Consisting of 35 Siemens (NYSE: SI) wind turbines, Westermost Rough is situated 8 kilometers off the British east coast.
“This is the first time Siemens has installed the 6 MW direct drive turbine with a 154 meter diameter rotor on a commercial-scale project,” said Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore at the Siemens Wind and Renewables Division. “The Westermost Rough project reinforces our wide-ranging experience in offshore wind and is leading the way to bring the costs of offshore wind energy down.”
Siemens will continue to provide service and maintenance services for the first 5 years through a wind technician team comprised of Siemens and Dong Energy personnel.
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