Siemens will supply test turbines for research and development purposes to DONG Energy. The agreement is part of DONG Energy's establishment of a new demonstration program for offshore wind turbines.
Siemens will supply two newly developed 6 MW offshore wind turbines, which are based on gearless, direct-drive technology.
Furthermore, as part of the test program, Siemens will supply an updated version of its 3.6 MW turbine with a 120-meter rotor for use at DONG Energy's Avedore Holme test site.
As part of the demonstration program, a number of tests will be carried out on the turbines, and the observations and test results will be used to help with the development of DONG Energy's future offshore wind farms.
The total investment for DONG Energy related to the construction of the three turbines is expected to amount to around DKK450 million.
SOURCE: DONG Energy