Siemens Gamesa rolls-out first SG 11.0-200 DD nacelle

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 14/01/2022 Siemens Gamesa
Siemens Gamesa has revealed that the first serially manufactured SG 11.0-200 DD nacelle has left its factory hall in Cuxhaven. The factory has been converted and upgraded for the new product generation over several months since the summer.

Serial production has started and the first turbine has been assembled. It will be installed at the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind park in the Netherlands for customer Vattenfall. A total of 140 turbines from Cuxhaven will be installed in the offshore wind park, making one of it the largest in the world at the time of commissioning with a capacity of 1,500 MW. It will also be the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind power plant.

Siemens Gamesa claims that compared to the predecessor model, the annual energy production of the SG 11.0-200 DD is increased by up to 40 percent. 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.

"Rolling out the first serially-manufactured SG 11.0-200 DD is a terrific start to the year. I am very proud that we managed to stay on schedule and carried out a smooth product changeover at the plant despite the adversities of the COVID-19 pandemic,"
said Anton Bak, Siemens Gamesa’s plant manager in Cuxhaven.

"Production in Cuxhaven is going very well. The plant and the SG 11.0-200 DD will play a central role in the global growth of offshore wind energy. We are particularly pleased to be able to support the German government's new offshore targets with local production and value creation to ensure the success of the energy transition in Germany,"
said Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit and Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa in Germany.