Siemens Gamesa to deliver turbines for Sofia offshore wind project

06 Apr 2021

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received a firm order from the Germany-based electricity generation company RWE for the 1.4GW Sofia 

offshore wind power project.

Located 195km off the UK’s north eastern coast on Dogger Bank in the North Sea, Sofia will be the first project to install Siemens’ 14MW Direct Drive offshore wind turbines.

Spanning over an area of 593 sq km, the Sofia project will feature the SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine technology, and B108 blades that deploy IntegralBlade technology.

The blades used at Sofia are more than six times longer than the first offshore wind turbine blades ever installed at Vindeby in Denmark in 1991, said the company.

On completion, the offshore wind project is expected to power the equivalent of 1.2m UK households.

Offshore construction works for the Sofia project will start in 2023, with turbine installation set to commence in 2025.

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