Ørsted picks Siemens Gamesa as exclusive supplier of turbines for world’s largest offshore wind farm
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA has won exclusivity for the supply and service of turbines for Ørsted’s 1,386 megawatt Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm in British waters, the company has announced in a press release. This offshore wind farm will be the world's biggest when it becomes operational in 2022. It is also the largest offshore project in Siemens Gamesa's history, according to the press release. The nacelles - the part that houses all of the generating components in a wind turbine, including the generator, gearbox, drive train, and brake assembly – will be produced at a new factory in Cuxhaven, Germany, while the majority of the blades will be made at a factory in Hull, UK, where the pre-assembly work will also be carried out, writes Siemens Gamesa.
Find the press release in English here.
For background on the German wind power industry, read the CLEW dossier Onshore wind power in Germany.