• Denmark’s largest offshore wind energy plant thus far is underway. • 72 flagship SG 14-236 DD offshore wind generators are deliberate to be put in beginning in 2026. • Turbine set up works are deliberate to be carried out from the Port of Esbjerg; native Danish provide chain anticipated to contribute. • Thor goals to supply inexperienced electrical energy to multiple million households in Denmark.
RWE is additional advancing the deployment of Denmark’s largest offshore wind energy plant thus far by signing a Most well-liked Provider Settlement with Siemens Gamesa. 72 models of Siemens Gamesa’s flagship SG 14-236 DD offshore wind generators are deliberate to be put in in RWE’s 1,000-MW (megawatt) Thor undertaking. As well as, a service contract for the wind generators is included. All deliveries are topic to RWE’s ultimate funding resolution.
Executives from RWE and Siemens Gamesa met on the Danish Nationwide Check Middle for Massive Wind Generators in Østerild, Denmark yesterday to have a good time the signing. Just some meters from the Siemens Gamesa SG 14-236 DD prototype machine, they marked the event of their additional dedication to the supply of fresh vitality in Denmark.
Sven Utermöhlen, CEO of RWE Offshore Wind, says: “With Thor, we’re making a big contribution to Denmark’s bold local weather targets. To deploy this offshore undertaking, we depend on our monitor file of superior greater than 20 years in offshore wind and skilled suppliers, similar to Siemens Gamesa, who’re dedicated to working hand in hand with Danish provide chain corporations and native staff. As RWE, we would like which can be one of many important drivers of offshore wind vitality in Denmark.”
Marc Becker, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s offshore enterprise, stated: “We’re delighted to accomplice with RWE once more, and really feel notably inspired to signal the Most well-liked Provider Settlement for the Thor undertaking. Our partnership already consists of of 12 offshore wind initiatives in each operation and growth, with a complete of greater than 5.1 gigawatts of capability in a number of international locations. Connecting Denmark at the moment is a testomony to our dedication to the nation, and to the advantages which all of us get from the Østerild take a look at heart. Authorities help in all points of the wind business – from initiatives to supporting schemes to analysis and growth facilities like this – is crucial for our future success.”
RWE will construct the Thor wind energy plant within the Danish North Sea, about 22 kilometers from Thorsminde on the west coast of Jutland. The set up of the marine generators is predicted to begin in 2026. The set up works are deliberate to be carried out from the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark. Each RWE and Siemens Gamesa intend to make use of expert native labor throughout the development and commissioning of the undertaking, each in port and offshore.
The SG 14-236 DD is Siemens Gamesa’s flagship offshore wind turbine. It has a capability of round 15 MW and a 236-meter diameter rotor with an astonishing space of 43,500 sq. meters. This enables the SG 14-236 DD to supply a rise of greater than 30% in Annual Vitality Manufacturing (AEP) in comparison with its predecessor. It options Siemens Gamesa’s patented IntegralBlades, every measuring 115 meters lengthy.
For the operation and upkeep of Thor, RWE will arrange a service base on the port of Thorsminde. RWE goals to contribute to the native financial system and neighborhood by creating as much as 60 everlasting jobs. This consists of technicians, engineers, nautical personnel in addition to crew of service vessels. It’s anticipated that the brand new service station can be absolutely operational from 2026 onwards. RWE plans to help its undertaking for no less than 30 years from this port.
With a deliberate capability of 1,000 MW, Thor will enhance the share of Denmark’s electrical energy produced from renewable vitality sources and assist cut back the nation’s carbon emissions, in keeping with the European Inexperienced Deal. When absolutely operational, which is deliberate no later than the top of 2027, RWE’s Thor offshore wind energy plant will be capable of generate sufficient inexperienced electrical energy to produce the equal of multiple million Danish households.
For extra details about the Thor offshore undertaking, please go to: thor.rwe.com.