Siemens Power Generation - Siemens and E.ON to build major Danish offshore wind farm
Erlangen/Düsseldorf, Germany, October 08, 2008
E.ON has placed an order with Siemens Energy for the supply of 90 wind turbines for the Rødsand II offshore wind farm south of the Danish island of Lolland in the Baltic Sea. With an installed capacity of 207 megawatts (MW) the new project will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world. The 90 turbines with a rotor diameter of 93 meters and a capacity of 2.3 MW each will be installed in 2010. The order includes a two-year service contract and is worth roughly EUR275 million.
The new project will be located 3 kilometers to the west from the existing Rødsand I offshore wind farm, which was connected to the power grid in 2003. The Rødsand I wind farm is equipped with 72 Siemens 2.3-MW wind turbines and is jointly operated by E.ON and the Danish company DONG Energy. To date the Rødsand I project, which also referred to as the Nysted wind farm, is the largest installed Danish offshore wind farm with a total capacity of 165.6 MW.
The new Rødsand II wind farm will also feature Siemens 2.3-MW wind turbines, which have proven to be highly reliable offshore machines. Once completed the Rødsand II offshore farm will save the emission of around 700,000 tons of C02 per year.
“With roughly 1,800 MW of offshore wind power capacity either installed or on order, Siemens is the number one supplier of offshore wind turbines”, said René Umlauft, CEO of the Siemens Renewable Energy Division. “With our proven wind turbine technology we make offshore wind power happen today. Together with E.ON we are looking forward to realizing this major Danish offshore project”, added Umlauft.
Cord Landsmann, CFO of E.ON Climate & Renewables said: “We are building on the offshore experience of Rødsand I, it is a successful model which we will replicate in the construction of Rødsand II. We are fortunate to have great engineers and great technology to get the job done."
Independent of this contract, Siemens Energy and E.ON recently announced the signing of a large framework agreement for the supply of 500 wind turbines. The machines with a total capacity of 1150 MW will be installed in onshore projects in Europe and in the U.S. in 2010 and 2011.
E.ON Climate & Renewables is the market unit responsible for E.ON Group’s global renewables and climate protection activities. Tapping renewable sources of energy offers huge opportunities both for business and the environment. As a result E.ON is dedicated to sustainably increasing the share of renewable generation as part of E.ON Group’s portfolio. E.ON Climate & Renewables is investing at least EUR6 billion to 2010 in renewable generation and climate protection projects and will play a leading role in the development of the renewables industry worldwide. Further Information is available at: www.eon.com.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2007 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR20.3 billion and received new orders totaling around EUR28.5 billion and posted a profit of EUR1.8 billion. The Energy Sector had a work force of 73,500 at the beginning of fiscal 2008. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.