Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will conditionally provide SG 14-222 Direct Drive offshore wind generators to the large 2,640-MW Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) business venture. This venture will likely be house to Siemens Gamesa’s newest offshore turbine variant having the aptitude to provide as much as 15 MW with a 222-meter rotor.
The actual amount of generators to be deployed is topic to ultimate venture website circumstances. All turbine installations are anticipated to be accomplished by 2026. The settlement is topic to sure circumstances together with Dominion Energy’s ultimate funding resolution, governmental allowing, and different required approvals.
Once on-line, the venture is anticipated to offer sufficient clear power to energy 650,000 properties at rated wind pace, avoiding three.7 million tons per 12 months of carbon emissions in comparison with fossil fuel-based energy era.
Siemens Gamesa was named as the popular turbine provider for the CVOW business venture in January 2020. Dominion Energy’s CVOW business venture will likely be an important constructing block to assist the Commonwealth of Virginia meet its clear power targets established by the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which units Virginia on the trail to 100% clear power by 2045. Siemens Gamesa continues to work with native stakeholders to research a possible blade manufacturing facility for these generators on the East Coast, doubtlessly the primary facility custom-built to fabricate parts for the SG 14-222. Decisions on sourcing and provide chain to serve the U.S. market are anticipated to be made inside the subsequent 12 months.