Building DK Electronics DK Energy DK Food DK Food SE Metal Metal DK Metal NO Metal SE Retail DK Wood DK  
 

Dong Energy to test Siemens 6 MW turbines in the UK

- By Charlotte Stubben

Dong Energy has received full consent to test two next generation offshore wind turbines at their Gunfleet Sands site in South East England.

It is the first time that the Siemens 6 MW turbine will be tested offshore and Dong Energy’s first demonstration project in the UK.

The two Siemens 6 MW machines will be installed at Dong Energy’s Gunfleet Sands 3 demonstration project.

Testing Siemens 6 MW
“We are pleased to be the first company testing this new Siemens machine. Dong Energy is focused on making offshore wind more competitive and proving that these bigger turbines work will help us achieve that goal,” Morten Buchgreitz, deputy CEO of Dong Energy Wind Power said in a statement.

Read more: Alfa Laval wins SEK 50 million order in the UK

The project forms an important part of Dong Energy’s drive to further industrialise the offshore wind industry and so bring down the cost of energy.

The demonstration project
Morten Buchgreitz, deputy CEO of Dong Energy Wind Power said: “The Gunfleet Sands 3 demonstration project marks an important step in industry's efforts to reduce the cost of energy. The Round 3 projects in the UK are in deeper waters and will have a much bigger capacity than existing wind farms so the technology will increase in capacity as well. This demonstration project aligns with Dong Energy's ambitions to steer development in the wind industry towards industrialisation to make offshore wind power even more competitive.”

Read more: Green light for be £1.5 billion offshore wind farm

The new turbines will be installed by November this year with construction starting in May, and will be connected through a dedicated export cable.

A prototype of the 6 MW turbine is also being tested at an onshore test centre at Hovsore, Denmark.

Write Comment
Popular Articles

Sign up for our newsletter
Already 11,383 subscribers.
View the latest newsletter.
Follow us on:

See allNews from the companies

High attendance at Worldwide Dealer Meeting

July 3, 2014 8:36 AM
BILA A/S

On 16 June, the Danish producer of the PALOMAT pallet magazines held its annual Dealer Meeting in Amsterdam. The meeting saw record attendance and for ...

Nissan in the UK stepping up the pace with AP&T's help

June 27, 2014 4:18 PM
AP&T

By automating one of their existing press lines with AP&T's help, Nissan Sunderland Plant is planning to increase the company’s production capacity by about 900,000 large car body parts a year.

Waukesha® achieves improved productivity with automation from AP&T

June 30, 2014 2:49 PM
AP&T

Waukesha® Metal Products in the U.S., together with AP&T, has developed and implemented a fully automatic process for manufacturing brake shields. The result is substantially improved productivity.

June 26, 2014
June 24, 2014
June 19, 2014
June 18, 2014
June 17, 2014
June 16, 2014
June 12, 2014
June 11, 2014
June 9, 2014
June 6, 2014
June 4, 2014