Today, the first SG 11.0-200 DD nacelle left the Siemens Gamesa factory in Cuxhaven!
The turbine will be installed at the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind project in the Netherlands for Vattenfall, an existing customer of Siemens Gamesa. A total of 140 turbines from Cuxhaven will be installed in the offshore wind project, making it the largest in the world at the time of commissioning with a capacity of 1,500 MW. It will also be the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind power plant.
Offshore wind has officially found a new base in Cuxhaven, and Siemens Gamesa is now an important partner for further development of the city and also a benchmark of how corporations should view the potential of a location like that of Cuxhaven.
With the SG 11.0-200 DD, Siemens Gamesa is continuing the success story of gearless direct drive offshore turbines. Compared to the predecessor model, the annual energy production is increased by up to 40 percent. The turbines have an output of 11 MW and will be equipped with 97 m long rotor blades, resulting in a rotor diameter of 200 m and a swept area of 31,400 m2. This corresponds to an area of more than four football fields.