Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with mobile offshore wind outfit Odfjell Oceanwind.
The three parties intend to jointly develop mobile offshore wind units based on Odfjell Oceanwind’s offshore microgrid platform.
Under the MoU, Odfjell Oceanwind will potentially use Siemens Gamesa SG14-222DD or SG11.0-200DD offshore wind turbines with its semi-submersible mobile offshore wind units.
The MoU also outlines the use of Siemens Energy’s BlueVault energy storage system, which includes batteries, AC PowerGrids, transformers, switchboards and power control system, for the WindGrid system.
Odfjell Oceanwind new CEO Per Lund said: “We are really excited to enter into this cooperation.
“Odfjell Oceanwind is on a fast-track development to build a rental fleet of floating mobile wind units with a potential to contribute to the oil and gas industry’s emission reduction targets faster than any other available technology.
“The cooperation with both Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy gives us access to world-leading and proven solutions for wind turbines, energy storage, as well as solutions for power and integration to the host platforms.
“This is vital for us to minimize time to market, and being able to scale quickly. Our ambition is to have our first units producing renewable power from 2024.”
Siemens Gamesa Offshore CEO Marc Becker said: “Safely combining current strengths with innovative future solutions is a Siemens Gamesa hallmark.
“We’re energised by the chance to help develop mobile offshore wind units with Odfjell Oceanwind and Siemens Energy, and the far-reaching opportunities these units could provide.
“The renewable energy industry continues to undergo a rapid evolution, and we are excited that even with all we as Siemens Gamesa have achieved to date, we feel that we’re just getting just getting started on our offshore journey.”