Engineering giant Siemens has been named the preferred supplier to deliver turbines for an offshore wind farm in the UK.
The contract is for DONG Energy’s second phase of the 330MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm.
Siemens will install its 7MW turbines at the wind farm, located around 19 kilometres off the Cumbrian coast.
Energy Secretary Ed Davey said: “This is great news for Britain, showing how our policies have made the UK the best place in the world to invest in offshore wind. It is particularly good news for Hull where many of the blades for UK projects will be manufactured and where Siemens are already creating over a thousand new green jobs.”
The project has already been awarded a Contract for Difference and was granted consent in November last year.
Last month a joint venture – MHI Vestas Offshore Wind – between Danish wind turbine maker Vestas and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ won the contract for the first phase of this extension project.