Siemens Gamesa wins Moray West wind contract

Siemens Gamesa said it has been awarded the firm order for the delivery of 60 units of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine at the large Moray West offshore wind power project in the north east of Scotland.

The project will feature strong content from the UK, with all 180 Siemens Gamesa B108 IntegralBlades to be produced at the company’s offshore blade factory in Hull.

“The wind turbines will have a capacity of 14.7 MW each and utilize the PowerBoost feature,” said Siemens Gamesa.

“A service agreement is included in the order for the 882 MW-project located in Scotland’s Moray Firth.

“A rapid deployment timeline targets installation of the first machines in 2024, with first power being expected to be produced in 2024.”

Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit, said: “Successfully signing the firm order for Moray West serves to further cement Siemens Gamesa as the leader of the offshore revolution.

“We were heartened to be named preferred bidder by Moray West in October 2021 and are now even happier to see their confidence in us become reality today.

“We’re able to contribute to both combatting the climate emergency and develop the world’s largest offshore wind market simultaneously …

“Siemens Gamesa has made the largest investments in the UK offshore wind supply chain, with our Hull facility as the centerpiece.

“We’re proud to supply all 180 108 meter-long blades for the Moray West order from the expanded plant.

“As announced in August 2021, it will soon to be doubled in size compared to when it first opened. We continue to appreciate the support from the UK government in this development.”

Adam Morrison, Project Director for Moray West, said: “Following the earlier announcement that Siemens Gamesa were the preferred bidder, we are delighted to have finalized agreements for supply and installation of the SG 14-222 DD turbines and their servicing.

“Siemens Gamesa has a strong track record, and this model will allow the next progression in efficiency for offshore wind power generation.

“We are particularly pleased that our early commitments to Siemens Gamesa will result in the first of the 108 m blades from the expanded Hull facility being used on Moray West.

“We look forward to working with Siemens Gamesa to ensure a smooth and safe installation programme from the Nigg pre-assembly port as we move towards generation from this major renewables project – stepping towards Net Zero, increasing energy security and lowering the cost of energy.”

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