Siemens Gamesa has been conditionally awarded the contract to deliver offshore wind turbines totaling 880 MW for the Sunrise Wind project, which will be the company’s largest offshore wind project in the U.S. Ørsted and Eversource were awarded this capacity by New York State in July. SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines will be used at the project in federal waters about 30 miles off Montauk Point in New York. A service agreement is included. The Sunrise Wind project is expected to be operational in 2024.
The 704-MW Revolution Wind offshore project will be 15 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. The project will use SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines and is expected to be online by 2023. Once operational, Revolution Wind will deliver power to Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Additionally, SGRE was conditionally awarded the contract to deliver SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines for the 130 MW South Fork offshore wind-power project. Located 35 miles off Long Island, New York, it is expected to be operational by the end of 2022 and will deliver power to the Long Island Power Authority.
“An order of this size is a testament to the confidence which Ørsted and Eversource place in Siemens Gamesa,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit. “Delivering clean energy for generations to come — now on a large-scale basis in the U.S. offshore market — is a goal we are proud to share with Ørsted and Eversource. We are committed to doing so safely and with a strong focus on reducing the levelized cost of energy from offshore wind in this rapidly developing market.”
“We had already secured a U.S. construction pipeline of almost 1 GW before the end of 2018 and have been looking into further growth in the U.S. offshore wind market,” said Anders Lindberg, executive vice president, EPC, at Ørsted. “We saw an opportunity to secure a bigger turbine volume early in order to gain economies of scale, and Siemens Gamesa was able to provide an attractive offering for this large volume.”
“Siemens Gamesa has long been the global market leader in offshore wind with 12.5 GW installed,” said Steve Dayney, head of Offshore North America at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “This major order signals that we are well positioned to maintain this leadership role in the budding U.S. market. We have always believed in the potential of this market, and with the partnership of Ørsted and Eversource, we are excited to bring 1.7 GW of clean, reliable offshore wind electricity to American communities in the Northeast.”
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