Siemens secures 108 offshore wind turbines order for a wind farm in UK

The company will supply 108 wind turbines for the West of Duddon Sands wind farm in the Irish Sea. The customer is a consortium consisting of Danish DONG Energy and Scottish Power Renewables, which is part of the Spanish Iberdrola group. With a total capacity of 389 megawatts (MW) the wind power plant will supply approximately 300,000 British households with clean electricity.

The West of Duddon Sands wind power plant will be located in the Irish Sea. Siemens will be responsible for supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.6 MW and a rotor diameter of 120 meters. "This order underscores our leading position in the offshore wind power business, both globally and in the UK," said Jens-Peter Saul, CEO of the Siemens Wind Power Business Unit. "It has been 20 years since we installed the world’s first offshore wind farm. Today, offshore wind power is one of the fastest growing energy technologies and is growing to become a major backbone of a sustainable energy supply," Saul added.

According to the latest World Market Update by BTM Consult, Siemens is the world’s largest supplier to the offshore market. Today, Siemens has more than 600 wind turbines with a capacity of over 1,600 MW in operation. Additionally, Siemens has confirmed orders for close to 4 Gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind power plants. Several of those projects are already under construction.

Wind power is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2010, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about EUR28 billion, making Siemens the world’s largest supplier of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 270 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of the megacities Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, Delhi and Singapore.