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Siemens Gamesa, a leading wind turbine manufacturer, has announced plans to construct an offshore wind power plant in Anglia, United Kingdom. The project, which is expected to be completed by 2025, will have a total capacity of 2 gigawatts (GW) and will generate enough renewable energy to power more than 1.5 million homes.
The wind power plant will be located in the North Sea, approximately 120 kilometers off the coast of Anglia. It will feature 200 Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines, which are among the largest and most powerful turbines in the world, standing at 222 meters tall with a rotor diameter of 150 meters.
“We are proud to be part of this project and to contribute to the UK’s ambitious goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050,” said Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa. “Offshore wind power is a key technology for achieving this goal and we are committed to delivering reliable, sustainable and affordable energy solutions to our customers.”
The Anglia wind power plant is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs during the construction phase and around 100 permanent jobs once it is operational. It will also contribute to the local economy, with Siemens Gamesa committing to source at least 50% of the project’s content from UK-based suppliers.
The project is a joint venture between Siemens Gamesa and Orsted, a Danish energy company that specializes in offshore wind power. The two companies have previously collaborated on other offshore wind projects, including the Hornsea One wind farm off the coast of Yorkshire, which is currently the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
“We are excited to partner with Siemens Gamesa once again on this landmark project,” said Henrik Poulsen, CEO of Orsted. “Offshore wind power is a crucial part of the transition to a low-carbon energy system and we are committed to working with our partners to accelerate this transition and deliver a sustainable future for all.”
The Anglia wind power plant is expected to significantly contribute to the UK’s renewable energy targets, which include generating 40 GW of offshore wind power by 2030. With the UK government aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 68% by 2030, the project is a major step towards achieving these goals and securing a sustainable future for generations to come.