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Siemens to supply turbines for £2bn East Anglia One offshore project in UK

CTBR Staff Writer Published 05 June 2015

Siemens has been selected as preferred turbine supplier for the £2bn East Anglia One offshore wind farm project in the UK.

Siemens turbine

The exact value of the deal was not disclosed, but citing a source Reuters reported that the contract is worth between £750m and £850m.

It is claimed to be the largest deal ever agreed for an approved project in the UK's wind energy sector.

Siemens will supply 102 of its 7MW turbines for the project, which is being developed by ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall.

Planned to be built 43km from the Suffolk coast, the project has consent for 1.2GW of capacity. However, the UK Government has awarded it a 714MW contract earlier this year which guarantees a £119/MWh minimum price of electricity for 15 years.

Siemens said will manufacture the wind turbine blades at its new facility in Hull, UK. After completion, the project will deliver enough energy for about 500,000 homes.

Construction work is anticipated to begin in 2017, while the first turbines are planned to be erected in 2019. Commercial operations are expected for 2020.

ScottishPower Renewables CEO Keith Anderson said: "Selecting the turbine supplier will be the single largest agreement for East Anglia ONE, and the most significant in terms of achieving important cost reduction goals.

"We are confident that we have selected the most efficient offshore wind turbines in the world, and we look forward to working with Siemens to deliver a successful project."

Image: Siemens will supply 102 of its 7MW turbines for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm project. Photo: courtesy of Scottish Power Ltd.