Siemens win £1.2b wind turbine project in Netherlands

German power equipment manufacturer Siemens will supply 150 turbines for the Gemini offshore wind power project in the North Sea, Netherlands.

The firm will provide turbines with a capacity of 4MW and a rotor diameter of 130m to the 600MW  £2.4b scheme.

The contract also includes a provision service and maintenance for 15 years.

The project, once fully commissioned, is set to produce clean energy for one and a half million people, with a 2.6TWh of electricity capacity a year.

The amount of energy is reported to equal an emissions decrease of CO2 by 1,25 m tons annually.

Randy Zwirn, Siemens Energy Services CEO said: “Wind energy is becoming increasingly important to the world’s energy mix.

“Therefore wind turbines need to operate at optimum levels over their entire service life.

“This record achievement for our offshore wind service business underscores confidence in the highly advanced and innovative service logistics concept we created for Gemini, which is a direct result of the significant investments we make in R&D and the years of experience we have as the world’s leading offshore service provider.”