Siemens Gamesa awarded firm order for German offshore wind project

June 27, 2022
Siemens Gamesa has signed a firm order with Ørsted for the 913-MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind power project.

Offshore staff

BISCAY, Spain  Siemens Gamesa has signed a firm order with Ørsted for the 913-MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind power project.

Three constituent areas within the overall development, located 50 km off the coast of Lower Saxony in the German North Sea, contribute to the 913-MW total export capacity.

In addition to the installation of the 83 offshore direct drive wind turbines, Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a multi-year contract to service the turbines.

The installation of Borkum Riffgrund 3 is expected to begin 2024, with commissioning anticipated to be completed in 2025.

The preferred supplier agreement between Siemens Gamesa and Ørsted for Borkum Riffgrund 3 was announced on March 4, 2020.

Siemens Gamesa's SG 11.0-200 Direct Drive machine, which will be used, features a capacity of 11 MW with a 200-m rotor. It utilizes 97-m-long Siemens Gamesa B97 blades, with a huge 31,400 m2 swept area. 

This announcement follows the recent news the past week from Siemens Gamesa on its