Dong Energy in $2.2bn UK offshore wind deal

Danish energy group, Dong Energy, has ordered 300 turbines from Siemens, destined for offshore wind projects off the UK.

Dong intends to use the $2.2bn worth of turbines to build wind farms off the coast of the UK, which would provide a total of 1.8 GW of capacity.

Siemens will be designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing the turbines, each with a generation capacity of 6 megawatts.

Areas specified for the wind farms include the Humber esturary, Burbo Bank and Morecambe Bay.

 

S Offshore wind farm iemens’ newly developed 6 megawatt turbines are much larger and more efficient than the turbines used in existing windfarms, with rotor blades measuring 75m long, reports the FT.

 

Michael Suess, head of Siemens’ energy division, said strong winds off the coast of the UK allowed an energy yield about 40 per cent higher than onshore wind. With Dong, “we are working to further reduce the costs for this environmentally friendly form of power generation”.

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