Wind Energy – Flagship turbines East Anglia 3
Siemens Gamesa announces 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 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.
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. The prototype of the flagship SG 14-236 DD model recently generated its first power at the Østerild Test Center in Denmark.
Since its launch a year ago, this model has already made Siemens Gamesa a preferred supplier for projects totalling another 2.8 GW in Denmark and Poland.