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Siemens Gamesa has been named Nominated Preferred Supplier by Vattenfall for the 3.6GW Norfolk offshore wind power projects in the UK. The agreement includes the potential deployment of the new SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbines and a multi-year service agreement.
Located between 47 - 72 km off the English east coast, the agreement encompasses Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas projects. Each park has a capacity of 1.8 GW. The nominated preferred supplier agreement between Siemens Gamesa and Vattenfall is subject to the UK Government’s Contract for Difference Round 4 auction award in calendar year 2022 and subsequent final investment decision by Vattenfall.
The newest Siemens Gamesa wind turbine features a 236-meter diameter rotor using Siemens Gamesa IntegralBlades, with a 43,500 m2 swept area. Furthermore, the machine can reach a 15MW capacity including the company’s Power Boost function. The new machine otherwise remains unchanged in relation to the SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine. The prototype SG 14-222 DD machine has already been installed at the Danish National Test Center for Large Wind Turbines in Østerild, Denmark. Final commissioning and full operation is expected before the end of calendar year 2021. Siemens Gamesa RecyclableBlades will be available as options for customers selecting the SG 14-236 DD machine.
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