Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced it has received a firm order to supply, deliver and install turbines for two Ørsted and Eversource offshore wind projects in the north-east US.
The larger of the two projects is the 704MW Revolution Wind off the coast of Rhode Island, which is set to come online in 2024, while the 132MW South Fork Wind project, off Long Island, New York, is due to be commissioned in 2023. The projects are a 50:50 joint venture between Danish energy firm Ørsted and US energy company Eversource.
The order is for 65 SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine for Revolution and 12 units for South Fork. Each turbine will have a capacity of 11MW, with a rotor diameter of 200 metres and blade length of 97 metres. Siemens Gamesa says production of the SG 11.0-200 DD model is due to start in 2022. The firm order follows a conditional contract in July 2019 which was for SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines.
That conditional contract also covered the 924MW Sunrise Wind project off New York state, which SGRE says remains conditional. Sunrise Wind, also an Ørsted-Eversource joint venture, signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with New York state in 2019 for the output from the wind farm.