Siemens Gamesa cements Gode Wind 3 turbine contract

Siemens Gamesa has announced the firm order for the supply of wind turbines for Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 offshore development. A five-year service agreement is included in the firm order.

Ørsted expects the installation of
Gode Wind 3 to begin in 2023, with commissioning to be completed in 2024. The array will be built about 32 kilometres off the island of Norderney, and will consist of 23 turbines with a combined capacity of 242 MW.  It is being built to serve around 250,000 German households with energy.

The plant will feature the first SG 11.0-200 DD turbines to be installed in German waters. The SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine features a 200-metre diameter rotor utilising the 97-metre long Siemens Gamesa B97 IntegralBlades. The nacelles will be produced in Cuxhaven.

The preferred supplier agreement between Siemens Gamesa and Ørsted for Gode Wind 3 was announced on 4th March 2020.

Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit and Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa in Germany, said:  “We are delighted to be working with Ørsted on the Gode Wind 3 offshore wind power plant. This project is significant as it introduces the SG 11.0-200 DD to the German market, allowing us to serve the country on several fronts. We are able to contribute to Germany’s energy transition by providing our proven offshore direct drive technology, and we can ensure local value creation from the nacelles being produced in Cuxhaven. We are ready and energized to address the climate emergency and contribute our part to achieving the new ambitious goals for offshore wind in Germany.”

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