Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy supplies 8MW Offshore Wind Turbines to 500 MW Saint Brieuc project off Bretagne coasts. It is set to substitute Adwen’s AD 8-180 model after Siemens Gamesa has decided to focus on offshore direct drive platform and has been sanctioned by the French Minister for the Ecology and Inclusive Transition.
Andreas Nauen, CEO Offshore at Siemens Gamesa, said: “This switch of technology for Saint Brieuc project is positive news for the project as well as for the whole industry. It demonstrates the leadership position of Siemens Gamesa in the offshore wind market in France. The strong dedication of our company to offer reliable and competitive solutions while contributing to the local economic and industrial development will allow offshore wind to become a motor of the energy transition in Bretagne.”
The platform offers a rotor diameter of 167 meters with B82 blades of nearly 82 meters length allowing 18% larger swept area and up to 20% higher annual energy production than its predecessor SWT-7.0-154 therefore accounting for total of 189 Siemens Gamesa direct drive turbines to be installed.
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