The Siemens Power Generation Group (PG) is to supply 30 wind power systems with a combined capacity of 108MW for the Gunfleet Sands wind farm project off the east coast of England.
Gunfleet Sands will be the third British offshore project in which the largest Siemens wind turbine with a capacity of 3.6MW is deployed. The purchaser is the Danish company DONG Energy, the world’s leading operator of offshore wind farms. The total investment in the offshore wind farm is approximately €270m.
Construction of the Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm is scheduled to begin in 2009. Siemens is currently working on implementation of the offshore projects Lillgrund in Sweden and Burbo Banks off the west coast of Britain.
Next year, Siemens will build the largest British offshore wind farms – Lynn and Inner Dowsing – with a maximum production capacity of 180MW off the east coast of England.