Siemens Gamesa has signed an agreement with DONG energy to supply 752MW of wind power and provide maintenance for 94 wind turbines.
The wind turbines are for the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant currently being developed by DONG in the Netherlands. The project will be located roughly 22km from Zeeland and will span an area of 128.3km2.
According to the press release, each 8MW wind turbine has the ability to produce enough energy for roughly 8,000 European households. Collectively, the wind power project will produce enough energy for over one million households each year.
CEO Offshore at Siemens Gamesa, Michael Hannibal said, “We are pleased that DONG Energy has selected Siemens Gamesa for the Borssele1 and 2 offshore wind power plants in the Dutch part of the North Sea. The advanced model of our proven direct drive offshore wind turbine platform and our advanced services will leverage the energy output of this lighthouse project and help to move offshore wind into the energy mainstream in Europe.”
This isn’t the first time the companies have collaborated on wind energy projects, as they’ve partnered on several offshore wind farms including, London Array, West of Duddon Sands and Westermost Rough in the United Kingdom, the Anholt project in Denmark, as well as Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Gode Wind 1 and 2 in German waters.