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Published on April 27th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill


Siemens Awarded 714 MW Contract For East Anglia ONE Offshore Wind Farm

April 27th, 2016 by  

Siemens has received an order for 714 MW worth of wind turbines for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.

Siemens announced Wednesday that it had received an order for 102 of its 7 MW turbines, each with a rotor diameter of 154 meters, for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm being developed off the British east coast. ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Iberdrola S.A., placed the order.

The East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm is expected to become operational in 2020, at which point it will generate the equivalent electricity necessary to power around 500,000 British households. Installation of the 102 SWT-7.0-154 wind turbines is expected to commence in the summer of 2019.

Siemens liefert insgesamt 102 getriebelose Windturbinen des Typs SWT-7.0-154 für das Projekt East Anglia ONE. Mit 714 Megawatt wird das Windkraftwerk das bislang größte Projekt für Siemens hinsichtlich der installierten Leistung. Siemens to deliver 102 direct-drive wind turbines of type SWT-7.0-154 for the project East Anglia One. The 714 megawatt wind power plant will be the largest project in terms of capacity for Siemens so far.

“Siemens is delighted to work with ScottishPower Renewables on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind power plant,” said Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore of the Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division. “This represents the largest single order ever for our direct-drive, 7-megawatt wind turbine. The decision to go with our innovative wind turbines underscores the contribution made by these units to reducing the costs of offshore wind power.”

East Anglia ONE will be developed 45 kilometers off the British east coast, and cover an area of approximately 300 square kilometers.

The news comes only a couple of days after Siemens was also awarded a 385 MW contract for the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm being developed by E.ON and Statoil in the German Baltic Sea.

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  • Matt

    So what is the time line on this.
    – Installation of wind turbines is expected to commence in the summer of 2019
    – wind farm is expected to become operational in 2020
    Should I assume the operational date if for all 102 turbines or just the 1st?
    If Siemens got the turbine order now, what else happens before summer of 2019, over 3 years from now?

    • Bristolboy

      Operational is normally taken to mean the whole site.

      Between now and 2019 there is a lot to do, including manufacturing the turbines (the factory for the blades as not even opened!) and manufacturing and install of the equipment. It is important to remember much of this equipment is built to order with long lead times and is then installed in the sea so requires calm days.

  • eveee

    Thanks Josh. I like the way you cover wind. Yes wind really has become a mainstream staple in power. Sounds like Siemens is getting busy. Good show. Not the largest offshore wind farm, but they are all getting really big now. Siemens upgraded their 6MW unit to get this. More here:

    • Karl the brewer

      Love the technical spec section. It actually lists the RAL colour number!

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