ZAMUDIO, Spain – Ørsted has conditionally named Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as the preferred turbine supplier for two offshore wind power projects in the German North Sea.
At both the 900-MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 and the 242-MW Gode Wind 3 sites, Siemens Gamesa will deploy its new SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine. A five-year service and maintenance agreement is included in the preferred supplier award.
The SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine features a 200-m (656-ft) diameter rotor using the 97-m (318-ft) long Siemens Gamesa B97 IntegralBlade.
The award is subject to certain conditions including Ørsted’s final investment decision, which itself is subject to the projects receiving final grid dates and final consents from German authorities.
The Borkum Riffgrund 3 project will be the largest offshore project in Germany to date, according to Ørsted.
The final number of turbines for both projects remains to be determined. Ørsted expects the installation of Gode Wind 3 to begin in 2023, with commissioning being completed in 2024. The installation of Borkum Riffgrund 3 is expected to begin 2024, with commissioning being completed in 2025.