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Siemens Supplies German North Sea Wind Farm
Siemens has been awarded a US$935 million order by Germany’s wpd group to supply and install 80 wind turbines for the Butendiek offshore wind power plant off Germany’s North Sea coast.
The turbines will be installed at depths of 20 meters about 32 kilometers west of the island of Sylt near the German-Danish border. Each 3.6-megawatt turbine has a rotor diameter of 120 meters. Butendiek covers 42 square kilometers, the German power equipment manufacturer said in a statement.
The 288-megawatt project is scheduled to be completed in 2015. Siemens will provide a service operation vessel that will provide living and working quarters for Siemens’ technicians, The company will also provide maintenance for 10 years, which is the first long-term contract of its kind for an offshore wind project, Siemens said.