DONG Energy and Siemens Wind Power have signed a contract for the delivery of 30 wind turbines for Gunfleet Sands in England.
The 30 wind turbines, which will be erected seven kilometers from England's east coast at the mouth of the Thames, are Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines. With these new 30 wind turbines, the total capacity of the offshore wind farm will be 108MW. Construction is expected to start at the beginning of 2009 and the farm to be fully operational by the end of 2009.
Per Holmgård, Senior Vice President in DONG Energy Renewables, says about the contract: "With the signing of the final contract, we have reached a significant milestone. This really gets the project going".
Gunfleet Sands is DONG Energy's third English offshore project after Barrow, which is already in operation, and Burbo Banks which is expected to be completed during 2007.
The investment costs for constructing the offshore wind farm, including the 30 Siemens wind turbines, are approx GBP 200 million.
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