Vattenfall, a Swedish power provider, has reached the final investment decision on the offshore projects Vesterhav Nord (176 MW) and Vesterhav Syd (168 MW). Both wind farms will be outfitted with 41 SG 8.0-167 Direct Drive wind turbines, with construction set to begin in 2023. A three-year service contract is included in the deal with Vattenfall. Siemens Gamesa strengthens its position as the market leader in Denmark.
Siemens Gamesa is ready to deliver once again in Denmark, having won approval from Vattenfall for the 344 MW Vesterhav offshore wind projects. The 176 MW Vesterhav Nord project, as planned, will use 21 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines, while the 168 MW Vesterhav Syd project will use 20 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines. The two projects, which will be located up to 10 kilometers off the west coast of Denmark, are expected to be finished in 2023. Together, they want to provide clean, renewable energy to around 350,000 Danish households. A three-year service agreement is also included, with both projects serving from the Port of Hvide Sande.
“Getting the green light on both Vesterhav projects is tremendously rewarding, and we are pleased to supply domestically in Denmark once more.” “Adding 344 MW of capacity to the grid, driven by winds discovered in the Danish North Sea, is another welcome contribution to combating the climate emergency,” says Marc Becker, CEO of Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit. “We attribute much of our success in leading the offshore revolution to our devoted staff in Denmark and our strong local presence.” We are the single-largest employment in the Danish wind business, and our roots are deep and strong in the nation where the offshore wind industry originated.”
Vesterhav Nord, with a capacity of 176 MW, will be positioned a maximum of 8.5 kilometers offshore and will span an area of approximately 40 km2. The 21 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines will be commissioned from the Port of Thyborn, each with an 8.4 MW capacity and a rotor diameter of 167 meters. Installation is scheduled to commence in 2023 and be finished the following year.
Vesterhav Syd, with a capacity of 168 MW, will be located around 10 kilometers offshore and will span an area of approximately 37 kilometers2. The 20 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines will be commissioned from the Port of Hvide Sande, each with an 8.4 MW capacity and a rotor diameter of 167 meters. Installation is scheduled to commence in 2023 and be finished the following year.
“Our Danish roots date back to 1980, when we developed from a small group of dedicated pioneers to over 5,600 direct workers in Denmark today.” The Vesterhav projects will use cutting-edge offshore wind technology and components that are conceived, manufactured, constructed, tested, and maintained in Denmark. “Whether in Brande nacelles or Aalborg blades, our dedication to unleashing wind’s potential will be visibly proved when the projects are operational,” says Torben Bang, Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa in Denmark.
Siemens Gamesa and Vattenfall have a long history of partnership, with numerous gigatonnes of offshore wind power in their joint pipeline. The world’s largest offshore wind turbine manufacturer is now building 140 SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbines for Vattenfall’s 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid project in the Netherlands, the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind power station. Siemens Gamesa has also been awarded the preferred supplier for Vattenfall’s Norfolk projects in the United Kingdom, which will total 3.6 GW and will use the new SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbine. Siemens Gamesa and Vattenfall have previously collaborated on offshore wind power plant projects such as Danish Kriegers Flak at 600 MW, DanTysk at 288 MW, Sandbank at 288 MW, and Lillgrund at 110 MW. Siemens Gamesa announced the Vesterhav projects as definite orders in 2018. The customer announced a delay in the commencement of construction in 2019, with installation being postponed until 2023.