Siemens 6MW 'imminent' at Gunfleet

Two of the 6MW Siemens turbines will be installed

Two of the 6MW Siemens turbines will be installed

Contractor A2Sea’s giant Sea Installer jack-up vessel has arrived at the Dong-operated Gunfleet Sands 3 wind demonstration site off southeast England to erect the first of a pair of Siemens’ ground-breaking 6MW offshore turbines.

Located alongside the Danish group's 172MW Gunfleet Sands 1 and 2 developments, Gunfleet Sands 3 is designed to test Siemens’ highest-capacity SWT-6.0-120 machine – the company's first turbine fully-designed for hostile marine environments.

“Everything is going according to plan. The vessel is working satisfactorily and the spirit on board is high," says Brian Bendixen, master on Sea Installer.

A Dong UK spokesman confirmed that the vessel was “on site and, weather dependent, construction will start imminently”.

A prototype of the 6MW turbine, which will stand 148-metres tall and feature a 120-metre-diameter rotor, Log in to read complete article.

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