Siemens Gamesa to provide wind turbines for Sofia offshore the UK

March 31, 2021
This is the first firm order of the company’s flagship SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine.

Offshore staff

ZAMUDIO, Spain – RWE has contracted Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to provide 100 turbines for the 1.4-GW Sofia offshore wind power project.

Located 195 km (121 mi) off the UK’s northeast coast on Dogger Bank in the North Sea, Sofia will be the first project to install the company’s flagship 14 MW Direct Drive offshore wind turbine (SG 14-222 DD). 

According to SGRE, the turbines will feature the world’s largest single-cast turbine blade at 108 m (354 ft) long. Recently produced, the first three B108 blades will be installed on the SG 14-222 DD prototype in Østerild, Denmark, later in calendar year 2021.

Offshore construction works for the Sofia project are expected to start in 2023. Turbine installation is set to begin in 2025.

The firm order is accompanied by a contract to undertake the service and maintenance of the 100 turbines.