Siemens to supply turbines for UK offshore wind farm

Engineering giant Siemens has won an order to supply and install turbines at a UK wind farm in a deal worth £516 million. It has signed contracts for the engineering, […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Engineering giant Siemens has won an order to supply and install turbines at a UK wind farm in a deal worth £516 million.

It has signed contracts for the engineering, assembly and service of 67 wind turbines with Statoil, operator of the 400MW Dudgeon offshore wind project.

Located 32km off the coast of Norfolk, it is expected to generate enough clean energy to power around 400,000 households once operational.

Last month the UK Government approved Statoil’s application to reduce the wind farm’s capacity from 560MW.

Siri Espedal Kindem, Senior Vice President for Renewable Energy at Statoil said: “Technology development is fundamental to optimising offshore wind industry costs and solutions and the use of new large turbines such as these is a main contributor to reducing offshore wind costs.”

The installation of the turbines is expected to start in January 2017.