Siemens Energy has secured another order for an offshore wind power plant in Germany. Siemens will supply up to 89 wind turbines for DONG Energy's Borkum Riffgrund I project in the North Sea off the German coast. The project has a total capacity of 320 MW.
The Borkum Riffgrund I wind power plant will be located in the North Sea about 80 km northwest of Emden and 55 km off the German coast. Siemens will be responsible for the supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines over an area of 36 square kilometers and at water depths of as much as 29 meters.
Each turbine has a capacity of 3.6 MW and a rotor diameter of 120 meters. In addition, Siemens signed a five-year service, maintenance and warranty agreement for the units with an extension option. Construction work is expected to start in 2013, with first power production expected in 2014.
SOURCE: Siemens Energy