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Siemens Gamesa wins Greater Gabbard extension

By  OE Staff Friday, 06 October 2017 16:31

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy received a renewal of its contract to service the Greater Gabbard wind farm, off the east coast of the UK. The five-year contract is for the provision of operation and maintenance for the 504MW wind farm, until 2022.

Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (GGOWL), the owners of the wind farm, have contracted Siemens Gamesa to provide scheduled servicing, troubleshooting and technical support to the 140 SWT-3.6-107 turbines installed at the site. The £1.6 billion site itself lays 23km off the Suffolk coast, and was opened by the then-Energy Minister, Michael Fallon MP in August 2013.

This contract continues 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 farm, and the 54-turbine Lynn and Inner Dowsing wind farms, this is the first contract to include the Balance of Plant.

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