Siemens Gamesa and CrossWind ink turbine deal

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Siemens Gamesa) and CrossWind have announced an agreement for the delivery of turbines for the 759 MW Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind park. It includes the supply of 69 SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbines and a 15-year service agreement and a maintenance agreement.

Final conditions are planned to be met in the coming months, converting the contract into a firm order for Siemens Gamesa. The Notice to Proceed has been signed, following the issuance of the irrevocable permit from the Dutch authorities to CrossWind in December 2020.

The SG 11.0-200 DD features a 200-meter diameter rotor utilising the 97-meter long Siemens Gamesa B97 Integral Blade. According to Siemens Gamesa it provides an increase of 9% in Annual Energy Production compared to the SG 10.0-193 DD offshore wind turbine.

“As our first project with Shell and our second offshore project with Eneco, we’re extremely excited to grow our partnership with both companies through Hollandse Kust Noord,”
said Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit. “Siemens Gamesa is at forefront of delivering solutions that contribute to decarbonizing the power sector, and simultaneously aid in securing a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re happy to lend our expertise in offshore wind and help The Netherlands achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions from their energy supply by 2050. On an even more local level, the long-term Service agreement ensures direct economic benefits for years to come.”

“We are looking forward to continue this partnership to deliver the offshore wind park at Hollandse Kust Noord in The Netherlands,”
said Tjalling de Bruin, CEO of CrossWind. “With contracts in place, final investment decision taken, and turbines instated with the latest technologies, we will be able to deliver clean energy by 2023.”

Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm is expected to be operational by 2023, with an installed capacity of 759 MW, generating at least 3.3 TWh per year. The wind farm will be located 18.5 km off the Dutch coast, near the town of Egmond aan Zee. Is it being developed by the CrossWind consortium, a joint venture between Shell (79.9%) and Eneco (20.1%). Shell and Eneco made the Final Investment Decision for the project last year.

Earlier this week Amazon announced it has signed agreements with Shell and Eneco to source renewable power from the
Hollandse Kust Noord wind farm. Starting in 2024, Amazon will offtake 250 MW from Shell and 130 MW from Eneco, for a total of 380 MW.

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