Siemens has won a contract to supply turbines to the 30-megawatt MW Hywind floating offshore wind project in Scotland developed by Statoil.
Siemens will supply five sets of its SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines, which will be installed on floating foundations operating 25 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire.
The floating foundations are ballast-stabilized and fastened to the seabed with mooring lines. In 2009, Statoil and Siemens successfully installed a 2.3-MW Siemens turbine at the first floating full-scale wind project worldwide, Hywind Demo.
“We are proud to once again be on board the floating wind project with Statoil, and to apply the experience we gained with the first full scale floater,” said Morten Rasmussen, Head of Technology at Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division. “Hywind Scotland is another pioneering project and has the potential to become a trailblazer for future floating wind projects.”