Renewable Energy, Wind

Siemens wins wind turbine order for Dudgeon offshore wind power plant

Siemens Energy won an order from the Norwegian energy utilities Statoil and Statkraft for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the U.K.

Siemens will manufacture, deliver, install and commission 67 Siemens direct-drive wind turbines rated at 6 MW each and equipped with a 154-meter rotor. Installation will start in early 2017.

The combined value including a five-year-service contract is about $862 million.

The Dudgeon offshore wind power project is located 32 kilometers north of the city of Cromer in North Norfolk. Dudgeon offshore wind project is owned by Statoil (70 percent) and Statkraft (30 percent).

Statoil holds the responsibility as operator beginning from the construction phase. With an overall capacity of 402 MW Dudgeon will provide clean power to more than 410,000 UK households.