The wind power group has wrapped its largest ever order for an offshore wind farm. The subsidiary is supplying 165 systems with a total capacity of 1386 megawatts (MW) to the Danish utility Örsted, as announced on Thursday. By 2021, they are to generate electricity for 1.3 million British households 89 kilometers off the British east coast. The order is likely to have a volume of almost 1.4 billion euros. Gamesa and Örsted had already reached an agreement in principle in February, but the exact volume remained unclear at the time.
The wind farm „Hornsea Two“ is bigger than the previous record offshore project „Hornsea One“ with 1218 MW, which was also developed by Örsted (formerly Dong Energy), explained the turbine supplier. Siemens Gamesa is building the nacelles for Hornsea Two in Cuxhaven, while the rotor blades come mainly from the British plant in Hull.