Siemens will supply, install, and commission offshore wind turbines for a plant in the German Baltic Sea.
The 385-MW Arkona wind farm, owned by a consortium of German power provider E.ON and Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil, will be constructed about 22 miles northeast of Rugen island, utilizing monopile foundations to support 60 direct-drive turbines in ocean depths up to about 120 feet.
"This is the first order for our large direct-drive offshore wind turbines for a project in the Baltic Sea," stated Michael Hannibal, Offshore CEO of the Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division. "This is also the second offshore wind farm that we will be erecting for E.ON in German waters. We are pleased that E.ON and Statoil have once again chosen one of our offshore wind turbines for a new offshore wind power plant so we can continue our very good partnership with these two companies."
E.ON will build and operate the facility. Together with Siemens, both companies will service the facility for the first two years of operation. The plant will come online in 2019.