Siemens Receives 1st Order for 7-MW Offshore Wind Turbines

Siemens 7-MW offshore wind turbine

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has received the first order for its new 7-MW offshore wind turbine.

The company will manufacture and install 47 direct-drive wind turbines in the Walney Extension East project, to be built about 12 miles off the British west coast in the Irish Sea. 

With rotor diameters of 154 meters, the turbines will have a cumulative capacity of 330 MW, sufficient to power more than 230,000 British homes.
 
“We introduced this upgraded version of our proven 6-MW model into the market only last March,” said Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore for Siemens, “and today we are proud to announce that DONG Energy has chosen our new flagship offshore turbine. Our 7-MW turbine will leverage the energy output of the Walney Extension East Offshore Wind Farm and contribute significantly to lowering the cost of offshore wind power.”
 
Construction of the facility is expected to begin in early 2018. Siemens and DONG will jointly service the plant for five years thereafter.



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