Siemens Gamesa Signs Deal with ScottishPower Renewables for Wind Power Project

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BySharada Prahladrao
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Siemens Gamesa announced the signing of a firm order with ScottishPower Renewables to supply 95 units of its flagship SG 14-236 DD wind turbine to the East Anglia 3 wind power project in the North Sea, off Wind Power ProjectEngland’s east coast, with a total capacity of 1.4 GW. Also included is a service contract, initially for an eight-year period. The development marks an important step on the UK’s path to decarbonization of the energy system, and the first installation of the SG 14-236 DD in the country. 

East Anglia 3 is the second of four projects planned in the ScottishPower Renewables 2.9 GW East Anglia Hub development in the North Sea. The project will cover an area of approximately 305 km², at its closest point 69 km from the Norfolk coast, in the northern part of the East Anglia zone. Once completed, it will provide clean electricity to 1.3 million UK homes. Installation is anticipated to begin in spring 2026 and to be completed by the end of that year.  

Siemens Gamesa has been severely impacted by the economic challenges facing renewables supply chains, and this firm order has only been possible due to the government’s unwavering commitment to support the project. Siemens Gamesa leads the industry in calling upon the UK government to support the renewables industry to deliver more such developments, which are the only way the country can meet its targets for clean, secure and affordable electricity by 2030. 

A grid connection solution from Siemens Energy will ensure that the electricity from wind power can be brought to shore. According to the contract signed last year, Siemens Energy will build a converter on the high seas that will collect the alternating current generated by the Siemens Gamesa wind turbines and convert it into direct current for low-loss transmission to the coast. A second converter on land will transform the power back into alternating current so that it can be fed into the local grid and eventually be supplied to consumers. The anticipated lifetime of the project will be 25 years, which from 2026 will take the power generation of the East Anglia 3 development beyond the UK’s 2050 net-zero target.

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