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Published on April 26th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill


Siemens Awarded 385 MW Offshore Wind Order For Arkona Wind Farm

April 26th, 2016 by  

Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply 385 MW of 6 MW offshore wind turbines for the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm in the German Baltic Sea.

The German-based global technology company announced the news this week, revealing that a consortium between the German power provider E.ON based in Essen, and the Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil, placed the order for 60 6 MW direct-drive offshore wind turbines.

Siemens will install 60 SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines at the Arkona wind farm around 35 kilometers north-east of the island of Rügen.The Arkona Offshore Wind Farm will likely come online in 2019, and with a capacity of 385 MW will supply the equivalent electricity necessary to power 400,000 German households. Located around 35 kilometers north-east of the island of Rügen, the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm will cover approximately 40 square kilometers, with installation of the turbines expected to begin in the summer of 2018.

“This is the first order for our large direct-drive offshore wind turbines for a project in the Baltic Sea,” said Michael Hannibal, Offshore CEO of the Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division. “This is also the second offshore wind farm that we will be erecting for E.ON in German waters. We are pleased that E.ON and Statoil have once again chosen one of our offshore wind turbines for a new offshore wind power plant so we can continue our very good partnership with these two companies.”

Siemens will also provide service to the wind turbines for an initial two year period in conjunction with E.ON.

The last we heard from Siemens was earlier in the month, when it was awarded a smaller contract to supply 13 of its SWT-3.2-101 turbines to the 41.6 MW Eurus Higashi Yurihara wind power plant, developed in Yurihonjo city – located in the north of the mainland Honshu.

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  • Foersom

    This is the German counter part of the Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm (600 MW). It will be a large build out for offshore wind in the Baltic sea (Ostsee). The two wind farms will be connected and provide a new cable for power exchange between DE and DK.

  • Jens Stubbe

    Siemens wind power is incorporated in Denmark where the headquarter and development centre is. Siemens created Siemens Wind power by acquiring Bonus Energy.

    • Ulenspiegel

      According to the Danish Wikipedia the headquarters are in Hamburg. 🙂
      according to the English website they are in Brande (Denmark) and Hamburg and according to the German Wiki in Hamburg. Confusing. 🙂

      But at least Siemens did a good job by buying an good company that could compensate for their own shortcomings. 🙂

      • Jens Stubbe

        It really does not matter where they are incorporated as long as they continue to do a good job and Siemens is one of the three largest wind turbine producers in the free world and completely dominant in the offshore market with more than 80% marketshare and more than 90% of installed offshore capacity.

        MHI-Vestas now have the technology base to challenge and GE just bought Alstom, which means they too can begin to compete for the offshore market.

        MHI-Vestas may surpass Siemens with their more sophisticated drivetrain technology that was originally bought in Britain by Mitsubishi.

        The important thing is that we need offshore in Europe and there is a potential to make offshore competitive with onshore with further technological development.

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