Siemens has confirmed an order from Norwegian energy utilities Statoil and Statkraft for the 402 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the U.K.
Siemens will manufacture, deliver, install and commission 67 direct-drive wind turbines rated at 6 MW each and equipped with a 154-meter rotor. The company has also won a five-year service contract, and the combined value of the deals is approximately $860 million. Installation will start in early 2017.
‘We are proud to convince more and more customers about the advantages of our 6 MW offshore machine,’ says Markus Tacke, CEO of the Siemens' wind power division. ‘With Dudgeon, we extend our project pipeline for this new turbine. This gives us the opportunity to further ramp up production capacity, which is a precondition to bring down the costs for offshore wind.’
Statoil, which owns 70% of the Dudgeon project, had initially announced the Siemens order in January.