Siemens Gamesa has been selected by Ørsted to supply all wind turbines for their Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm.
The 1.4GW project will include Siemens SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines with the 167m rotors, and will be located 89 kilometers from the Yorkshire coast. It is expected to be operational by 2022, and will provide enough power for 1.3 million UK households.
The wind farm was awarded 57.50 £/MWh, the lowest Contract for Difference (CfD) at almost 50% lower than the previous round of CfD allocations in 2015.
Programme Director for Hornsea Project Two at Ørsted, Duncan Clark said: “We’re pleased to have selected Siemens Gamesa for the delivery of turbines for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm. The Siemens Gamesa factory in Hull has already been producing blades for our Race Bank and Walney Extension and will produce the majority of blades for Hornsea Project One. This selection paves the way for more, and even larger, UK made blades at a UK offshore wind farm, underlining this country’s world-leading position in the sector.”
Offshore CEO at Siemens Gamesa, Andreas Nauen said, “Hornsea Project Two will be a benchmark in Europe, not only on account of its size but also its technology. Siemens Gamesa will install the newest model from its offshore platform at this facility. The SG 8.0-167 boosts annual output by 20% and offers higher returns.”