News Digest Item
29 Nov 2017

Utility Vattenfall orders over 110 modern offshore turbines from Siemens-Gamesa


Swedish Utility Vattenfall has made “one of the single biggest investments in renewables” in its history by ordering 113 modern 8 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbines from Spanish-German manufacturer Siemens-Gamesa, Vattenfall says in a press release. The turbines, with a total capacity of 950 MW, will be used for three different projects in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Gunnar Groebler, head of Vattenfall’s wind power branch, says lumping the three projects together in one tender had helped to reduce costs. “This shows once more how quickly and flexibly offshore technology develops,” Groebler says.

Read the press release in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet German onshore wind power for more information.  

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