Siemens to provide Wind Turbines for Denmark's Largest Offshore Wind Power Plant
Siemens Energy will supply 111 wind turbines to DONG Energy for what will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind power plant. Expected to be commissioned in 2013, the 400 megawatts (MW) Anholt Offshore Wind Farm will feature a capacity almost twice that of Horns Rev 2, currently the world’s largest offshore wind farm in operation at 209 MW. When fully operational, the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm project will provide clean energy for approximately 400,000 households. This equals approximately 4 percent of Denmark’s total power consumption.
Siemens will supply 111 wind turbines with a capacity of 3.6 MW and a rotor diameter of 120 meters to the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm project. The wind turbines will be produced at Siemens plant in Brande in Denmark and installed off the east coast of Denmark, 20 km off the northeastern coast of the Jutland peninsula.
According to Siemens, its 3.6 MW wind turbine is the most popular offshore wind turbine in the world. More than 150 wind turbines have been installed in offshore projects across Europe so far and an additional 1,100 wind turbines are sold. In 2009, Siemens claims their products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their CO2 emissions by 210 million tons. This amount equals the combined annual CO2 emissions of New York, Tokyo, London and Berlin.