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Vattenfall Relies on 10 MW Offshore Turbine from Siemens Gamesa

Zamudio, Spain - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Vattenfall are collaborating to realize the supply of wind turbines for offshore wind power plants being developed in Dutch waters. Pending final developments, the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines with a cacpacity of 10 Megawatts (MW) could be installed at Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 and Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 projects.

Siemens Gamesa is in final negotiations to be awarded the contract for the SG 10.0-193 DD offshore wind turbines for the HKZ 1&2 project which is planned with 76 turbines. In addition, the company would also be awarded the contract for additional SG 10.0-193 DD turbines at the HKZ 3&4 project if this tender is awarded to Vattenfall, subject to final investment decision. The project involves 152 wind turbines in total.

“We look very much forward to increasing our collaboration and teamwork with Vattenfall through these projects. Vattenfall once again demonstrates their confidence and interest in our products,” says Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.

In September 2018, Vattenfall received the irrevocable permit for the construction of the wind power plant Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2. The higher performance per system and the resulting smaller number of wind turbines required contribute to the fact that the offshore project does not require state compensation or subsidies. The first offshore works for this project have already started and must be realized ultimately in 2023. It will generate enough power every year to supply up to 1.5 million average European households with electricity.

“This is a very important development for us," says Gunnar Groebler, Head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall. “We are proud to have teamed up with Siemens Gamesa, the company has been a strong and reliable partner in other projects and we’re happy to extend our collaboration to Hollandse Kust Zuid”.

Siemens Gamesa and Vattenfall have collaborated on several wind power plants including 288 MW DanTysk and 288 MW Sandbank offshore projects in the German North Sea, 110 MW Lillgrund offshore project in the Swedish part of Øresund, and the current 600 MW Danish Kriegers Flak project in Denmark. The joint history of the two companies and the close collaboration in finding new ways to improve LCOE has been instrumental in realizing the first subsidy free windfarms.



Source: IWR Online, 16 Apr 2019