Dong installs Siemens 6MW turbines and targets 2GW offshore capacity in 2013

UK: Dong Energy today announced it had installed two Siemens 6MW turbines at its Gunfleet Sands demonstration site off England's east coast.

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Work on commissioning the turbines has now begun and the demonstration project is expected to start generating electricity in spring.

Dong's offshore progress will see the Danish utility own just over 2GW of installed offshore wind capacity some time this year. This will represent more capacity than any nation other than the UK can boast.

Dong's latest and largest offshore wind projects are based in the UK. In addition to the two 6MW 120-metre Siemens turbines installed at Gunfleet Sands, this year Dong is expecting full power at the 630MW London Array phase 1 project, in which it owns a 50% stake. It should also start construction of the 389MW West of Duddon Sands project, and it will progress work on the Irish Sea and Hornsea development zones.

Dong's other major offshore developments are in Denmark and Germany.

For a full analysis of Dong's offshore activity, go to Windpower Offshore.

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