SGRE scores German firm order

In: Windfarms
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A., through one of its subsidiaries, has secured a firm order from Innogy SE for the supply of offshore wind turbines for the Kaskasi offshore wind farm, located 33km off the coast of Heligoland in the German North Sea.

The firm order includes the supply of 38
SGRE SG 8.0-167 DD Flex wind turbines and a contract for service and maintenance for two years. Each turbine will have a rated capacity of 8.6 MW, with a power boost potential to 9 MW, and a rotor diameter of 167 metres. The installation of the wind turbines is planned start in July 2022.

Innogy was originally awarded the rights to develop the project in the second German offshore wind auction in 2018 with a connection capacity of 325 MW. It then applied for approval of the 17 MW expansion in July 2019 which was subsequently approved in Beruary 2020.

The 342 MW project will include the installation of several pilot turbines with innovations such as “Vibro & Self Expanding pile shoe”, “slotted monopiles”, and “collared monopiles”. Innogy currently owns 100% of the project but is reviewing options regarding the future ownership structure. Financial Close is expected later this year, with offshore construction in 2021 and commissioning in 2022.

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