In addition to the installation of the 83 offshore direct drive wind turbines, Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a multi-year contract to service the turbines.
“We are delighted to be again partnering with Ørsted in another important offshore project. This huge wind power plant featuring our SG 11.0-200 offshore Direct Drive machines will provide both clean green energy to more than 1 million households for decades to come, and also make a significant contribution towards energy security for Germany,” says Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.
The installation of Borkum Riffgrund 3 is expected to begin 2024, with commissioning anticipated to be completed in 2025. The preferred supplier agreement between Siemens Gamesa and Ørsted for Borkum Riffgrund 3 was announced on 4 March 2020.
The SG 11.0-200 DD machine which will be used features a capacity of 11 MW with a 200 m rotor. It utilises 97 m-long Siemens Gamesa B97 blades, with a huge 31 400 m2 swept area.