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The company will supply 97 wind turbines, each with a rating of six megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 154 meters, to the Danish energy provider DONG Energy. The total capacity for the Gode Wind 1 and Gode Wind 2 projects is 582 megawatts, enough to supply around 600,000 German households with eco-friendly power.
The Gode Wind 1 (252 MW) and Gode Wind 2 (330 MW) wind power plants will be erected off the North Sea island of Juist, around 45 kilometers from the German coast in water depth of up to 34 meters. This will mark the first time that Siemens will be supplying its new six-megawatt wind turbines for offshore in Germany. Siemens will also service the wind turbines for a period of five years. Construction is planned to begin in the first half of 2015, with commissioning scheduled for the second half of 2016.Siemens is at the front of the market for offshore wind power plants, for grid connection and for offshore wind service. To date, the company has installed wind turbines with a total capacity of 3.9 gigawatts (GW) at sea worldwide. Siemens currently has orders for offshore projects with a capacity of around five gigawatts in the books.The company has to date installed wind turbines for two offshore wind power plants in Germany, with six further projects in the order books. It is also supplying wind turbines to DONG Energy for the German project Borkum Riffgrund 1. DONG Energy is the global leading player for the development, the engineering, procurement and construction as well as the operation of offshore wind.More information: www.siemens.com