Siemens Gamesa wins preferred supplier status for 350-MW wind project off Poland

Siemens Gamesa's SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. Image source: Ørsted

June 30 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has been selected by Germany’s RWE AG (ETR:RWE) as the preferred turbine supplier for its 350-MW F.E.W. Baltic II offshore wind project in the Baltic Sea.

The manufacturer said earlier this week that 25 units of its flagship SG 14-236 DD offshore machines will be powering the complex, which is seen to generate enough electricity for some 350,000 Polish homes. A service agreement is included, as well.

The F.E.W. Baltic II wind farm will be built near the city of Ustka and the city port will serve as an O&M base. Subject to RWE taking a final investment decision, construction works on the Contract for Difference-backed (CfD) scheme could be launched as early as 2024. The service station is expected to be completed by 2025.

Siemens Gamesa estimates its cooperation with the Polish wind power supply chain will result in annual purchases of the goods and services worth EUR 250 million (USD 261.6m). The wind turbine maker will also set up an offshore execution hub in the Baltic Sea to support project activities.

“Offshore wind is gaining a real momentum in Poland and we want to be one of the key drivers by developing, constructing and operating further wind farms off the Polish coast,” said Sven Utermöhlen, CEO Offshore Wind at RWE Renewables.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.046)

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