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
- Polish offshore wind plans with RWE;
- Offshore wind power activities in South Korea; and
- Turbine supply agreement for the Moray West wind farm development offshore Scotland.