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Siemens Gamesa scoops record 1.7-GW order for US offshore wind

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

July 19 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has received a conditional order from Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) and Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) to supply 1,714 MW of turbines for three offshore wind farms in the US.

The deal involves the delivery and installation of SG 8.0-167 DD machines for the 880-MW Sunrise Wind, 704-MW Revolution Wind and 130-MW South Fork projects. The three schemes will be installed in federal waters off the coasts of New York and Rhode Island as part of Ørsted and Eversource’s Northeast cluster of US offshore wind projects.

The order also includes service agreements.

The delivery of the turbines is subject to Ørsted and Eversource reching final investment decisions on the separate schemes.

The Sunrise Wind project was just awarded a preferred bidder status in New York’s maiden offshore wind competition, giving it the right to negotiate a 25-year offshore wind renewable energy certificate (OREC). To be built 30 miles east of Montauk Point, Long Island, it is expected to be powered up in 2024. The previous year, 2023, will see the commissioning of the 704-MW Revolution Wind park off Rhode Island, which will generate electricity both for Rhode Island and Connecticut.

The third project in the order, the South Fork offshore farm, will be installed off Long Island and is slated for completion by end-2022. Its output will be supplied to the Long Island Power Authority.

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