09 Oct '17, 1pm

Siemens Gamesa wins service extension contract for Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm

The five-year contract is for the provision of operations and maintenance for the 504 MW wind farm until 2022, including scheduled servicing, troubleshooting and technical support. The wind farm consists of 140 SWT-3.6-107 wind turbines and is situated 23 kilometres (14.2 miles) off the coast of Suffolk. The £1.6 billion site was opened by the, then, Energy Minister, Michael Fallon MP in August 2013. The contract renewal continues, and builds upon, the service work that Siemens Gamesa has provided since 2013. Onshore 24/7 monitoring and diagnostics of each of the turbines will take place at the company’s dedicated control room, based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. Servicing Greater Gabbard is the most recent of three service contract extensions awarded to Siemens Gamesa, building on the success of 10-year secured service agreements for the 175-turbine London Array wind ...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/siemens-game...

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