The manufacturer will tune the turbine’s electrical systems to accommodate US federal codes and standards for hurricanes, seismic activity and 60-Hertz frequency requirements.
SGRE claimed by 2020 the model will meet the full range of technical conditions off the US’ east and west coasts and in its Great Lakes.
The US version of the SG 8.0-167 DD will be available for installation by 2021, Siemens Gamesa added.
Siemens Gamesa announced an adaptation for Asia-Pacific markets in September.
Steve Dayney, Siemens Gamesa’s head of US offshore sales and projects, claimed the company’s onshore and service units could be leveraged "to meet the demands of the rapidly growing US offshore market".
Siemens Gamesa is in line to provide two 6MW turbines for an offshore demonstration project off the coast of Virginia.
The US has just the one operational offshore wind farm: the five-turbine, 30MW Block Island project off the coast of Rhode Island.