- Published: 16 May 2008 16 May 2008
Siemens Energy has received an order for the supply of 140 wind turbines with a capacity of 3.6MW each. They will be delivered to the future world's largest offshore wind farm Greater Gabbard located 25 kilometres off the coast of Suffolk in the UK.
The order also includes a five year service and warranty agreement. The purchaser is Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Ltd, owned by Scottish and Southern Energy plc (SSE). The delivery of these turbines is scheduled in 2009 and 2010. The order volume for Siemens Energy is approximately € 800 million. Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm will be the first UK offshore wind farm to be built outside territorial waters. It will produce electricity with a maximum capacity of 500MW. The wind turbines of type SWT-3.6-107 will be mounted on steel monopiles, in water with depths between 24 and 34 meters.