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Siemens Gamesa to supply 752 MW to DONG Energy in the Netherlands

The company will install 94 wind turbines at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant, which are scheduled for commissioning in 2020 / The power supplied by this facility will be sufficient to cover the annual energy requirement of one million house

(PresseBox) (Zamudio, Vizcaya, ) Siemens Gamesa and DONG Energy have signed an agreement for the supply of 94 8-MW turbines (752 MW) at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant being developed in Dutch waters. The contract additionally includes maintenance of the turbines.

The wind power plant will be located 22km from the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland with a water depth of 14-38m and will cover an area of 128.3km2.

The nacelles for this project will be assembled in Siemens Gamesa’s new factory in Cuxhaven, Germany. The blades for the Borssele 1 and 2 projects will be produced in Hull, England.

Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore at Siemens Gamesa, says: "We are pleased that DONG Energy has selected Siemens Gamesa for the Borssele1 and 2 offshore wind power plants in the Dutch part of the North Sea. The advanced model of our proven direct drive offshore wind turbine platform and our advanced services will leverage the energy output of this lighthouse project and help to move offshore wind into the energy mainstream in Europe."

The 8-MW turbine is based on the existing Siemens Gamesa offshore direct drive platform which has an excellent track record. More than 200 direct drive wind turbines in the 6-8- MW-class have already been installed and commissioned in offshore wind farms.

The energy production of one Siemens Gamesa 8-MW machine is sufficient to supply about 8,000 European households with electricity. The power supplied of the 752-MW Borssele 1 and 2 projects will be sufficient to cover the annual electricity consumption of one million households.

Siemens Gamesa and DONG Energy have collaborated on several offshore wind farms including London Array, West of Duddon Sands and Westermost Rough in the United Kingdom, the Anholt project in Denmark, as well as Borkum Riffgrund 1 and Gode Wind 1 and 2 in German waters.

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Sede)

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has an installed base of 75 GW worldwide, a reach in over 90 countries and a team of more than 27,000 professionals. With a presence spanning the entire value chain, the company designs and manufactures onshore and offshore wind turbines, as well as installing and subsequently operating and maintaining them. Its registered office and headquarters are based in Zamudio (Vizcaya, Spain) and the company's shares are traded on the Spanish stock exchange.