Siemens Gamesa cements order for New York wind farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Siemens Gamesa) has revealed that an order from Ørsted and Eversource to supply wind turbines for the Sunrise Wind project in New York is firm and has been booked by the company as order entry during the fourth quarter of financial year 2022.

Subject to completing the permitting process, the project is expected to be fully operational by 2025. The firm order encompasses the supply, delivery, and installation of 84 units of the SG 11.0- 200 DD offshore wind turbine.  The turbines have an output of 11 MW and will be equipped with 97 m long rotor blades, resulting in a rotor diameter of 200 m and a swept area of 31,400 m2. This corresponds to an area of more than four football fields.

The 924 MW Sunrise Wind project is expected power nearly 600,000 homes. It is expected to be fully operational in 2025 and is poised to be the largest offshore wind farm by power generation capacity in the state of New York.. The lease area is in federal waters approximately 31 miles east of Montauk, New York; 19 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts; and 17 miles from Block Island, Rhode Island.
The project is a joint venture between Ørsted and Eversource.

Back in July 2019, Siemens Gamesa announced it conditionally received a record order for 1,714 MW from Ørsted and Eversource. Encompassing three offshore wind power projects, the signed conditional contract is the company's largest U.S. offshore wind power order to date. It concerned the Sunrise Wind,
South Fork and Revolution Wind projects.

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