11 MW Direct Drive Offshore Technology Being Licensed to China Energy United Power by Siemens Gamesa

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By Sharada Prahladrao
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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy took an additional step in advancing its successful licensing business model in the world’s single largest offshore market by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Energy United Power Technology Co., Ltd. during the ongoing 4th edition of China International Direct Drive Offshore TechnologyImport Expo held in Shanghai, China. Siemens Gamesa-licensed offshore technologies are already used in many of the country’s offshore wind turbines, supporting China’s endeavor to develop clean energy and a low-carbon economy.

Under this agreement, Siemens Gamesa intends to license its 11 MW Direct Drive offshore technology to United Power. This entails supporting United Power to deploy the licensed offshore technology in mainland China’s territorial waters. As China strives to reach its ambitious climate goals by 2030 and 2060, United Power, with strong backing from China Energy Investment Corporation, is well positioned to capture the tremendous renewables opportunities available in the country. This partnership with Siemens Gamesa will leverage the respective strengths to manufacture industry-leading offshore wind turbines and develop the offshore wind resources in China.

The SG 11.0-200 DD is the most recent generation of Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind turbine portfolio to enter serial manufacturing. It is based on Siemens Gamesa’s deep understanding and expertise of its proven offshore Direct Drive technology. More than 3 GW of orders for this turbine model have already been received for multiple projects in Europe. On a global technology level, more than 1,400 Siemens Gamesa offshore Direct Drive turbines have been installed across all major markets.

Siemens Gamesa has been in China for more than 30 years. According to the National Energy Administration of China, China has a grid-connected capacity of 10.42 GW.  The Siemens Gamesa offshore technologies support more than 6 GW offshore power installations in China. Its investment and presence in the country are an integral part of the company’s global onshore and offshore operations, supporting the green energy transition and serving customer needs across the globe.

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