Siemens secure substantial contract
For the first time ever, Siemens Wind Power will provide a complete wind farm solution, including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore project. Hohe See's owner EnBW has now taken a final investment decision for its 497 megawatt wind farm.
"The expanded project solution makes this 497-megawatt wind power plant into one of the largest projects we have ever undertaken," says Michael Hannibal, Offshore CEO of Siemens Wind Power.
The construction of the wind farm, 90 kilometers north of the German island of Borkum in the North Sea in water depths up to 40 meters, will start in 2018. The 71 wind turbines of the type SWT-7.0-154 are manufactured at Siemens' new nacelle factory in Cuxhaven from the middle of 2018 and is transported to the port project until 2019.
The blades are manufactured and shipped from factories in Hull, UK, and Aalborg, Denmark. Commissioning is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019. The wind farm will produce enough power to supply 560,000 households. After commissioning, Siemens will have a contract for service and maintenance for a period of at least five years.
In 2016, Siemens began the development of project-specific solutions for foundations to EnBW Hohe See wind power plant with a preliminary project. The result was the development of a large monopile design with a length of up to 80 meters and a weight of up to 1,500 tons, which will anchor the turbines firmly to the seabed.
Source: Siemens Wind Power / Maritime Denmark