Siemens Gamesa has been nominated by Iberdrola’s subsidiary, ScottishPower, to be a conditional preferred supplier for the 3.1GW East Anglia Hub offshore wind complex off the United Kingdom Coast. The offshore wind complex consists of three wind farms namely the 800 MW East Anglia ONE North, the 900 MW East Anglia TWO, and the 1400 MW East Anglia Three. If ScottishPower is successful in the upcoming tender for the wind complex, Siemens Gamesa will supply 200 turbines of 14 MW each.
With the current deal, Siemens Gamesa has inked conditional agreements for the supply of above 7.4GW of its 14 MW SG 14.0-222 DD turbine. Before this, the wind turbine manufacturers had announced deals in Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Further, the company has supplied wind turbines for over 107 GW of wind farms across the globe.
ScottishPower secured an offtake deal for the first phase of the project, the 714 MW East Anglia ONE is the United Kingdom’s first contract for difference tender in 2015 and commissioned the project in 2020. Now, the company aims at securing deals for the remaining phases of the project and deliver them as a single 3.1 GW development. The company is confident that this strategy would allow them to reap the benefits of economies of scale. The company expects to begin construction in 2023 and commission the projects within three years.
The three East Anglia Hub projects, with a capacity of 3.1 GW, are set to account for 7.5 per cent of the UK’s 40GW offshore wind targets by 2030. The 800MW and 900MW phases are currently in the planning and approval stages while permits have already been awarded or the 1.4GW phase.