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This project will house the latest Siemens Gamesa offshore turbine variant that has the capacity to produce up to 15 MW with a 222 meter rotor. The exact number of turbines to deploy is subject to the final conditions of the project site.
All turbine installations are expected to be completed by 2026. The agreement is subject to certain conditions, including Dominion Energy’s final investment decision, government permits, and other required approvals.
Once online, the project is expected to provide enough clean energy to power 650,000 homes at nominal wind speed, avoiding 3.7 million tons of carbon emissions per year compared to fossil fuel-based power generation.
Siemens Gamesa was named preferred turbine supplier for the CVOW business project in January 2020 . Dominion Energy’s CVOW business project will be a critical element in helping the Commonwealth of Virginia meet its clean energy goals set by the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which sets Virginia on the path to 100% clean energy by 2045.
Siemens Gamesa continues to work with local stakeholders to investigate a possible blade manufacturing facility for these turbines on the East Coast , potentially the first tailor-made facility to manufacture components for SG 14-222. Supply decisions are expected and the supply chain to serve the US market are taken within the next year.
“Dominion Energy’s selection of the SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine for deployment is an important next step for the sizeable project, the US offshore wind industry. USA And the global offshore wind industry. In these turbulent times, where the winds of change are stronger than ever, and we are delighted to join forces to create even more renewable energy for generations to come, ” says Andreas Nauen, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s Offshore Business Unit.
“It stands to reason that the largest offshore wind project in the US Present the largest announced installation to date of Siemens Gamesa’s largest offshore wind turbine . We are proud to partner with Dominion Energy on such an important project, ”says Steve Dayney, Director of Offshore North America at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
“The offshore industry is emerging in the US And with this agreement and this new product, we are in a position to significantly advance the growth of the industry and provide clean energy for future generations.” Steve Dayney added.
The 222-meter diameter turbine rotor, just below the length of the USS Wisconsin, one of the largest battleships built by the US Navy. USA and who currently resides in Virginia, uses the new Siemens Gamesa B108 blades. Almost 50 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty, each 108-meter-long IntegralBlade is molded in one piece using patented Siemens Gamesa blade technologies.
At 39,000 m 2, the swept area of the turbine is equivalent to approximately seven NFL soccer fields . It enables the SG 14-222 DD to provide a more than 25% increase in annual energy production compared to the SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine , with a power of 11 MW and a 200 meter rotor. Additionally, the new offshore turbine features a relatively low gondola weight of 500 metric tons.
This allows Siemens Gamesa to safely use an optimized tower and foundation substructure compared to a heavier nacelle, reducing turbine costs by minimizing source materials and transportation costs.
“Siemens Gamesa is a world leader in offshore wind technology and these new state-of-the-art wind turbines will help us provide the clean, affordable energy that our customers expect and will support the Commonwealth’s commitment to clean energy generation, firmly placing Virginia as a leader in offshore wind power, ” said Mark D. Mitchell, Vice President of Construction Generation for Dominion Energy.
Dominion Energy’s commercial offshore wind project builds on the knowledge gained through the 12 MW two-turbine CVOW pilot project to be installed within a research lease area adjacent to the 2,640 MW commercial project site. It is the first offshore wind project to be built in US federal waters. USA and it will use Siemens Gamesa’s 6 MW SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines. The pilot project is slated to go online later this year.
Source: World Energy Trade