March 30 -- Siemens Gamesa has won an order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply 95 units of its SG 14-236 DD wind turbine to the East Anglia 3 wind power project in the North Sea, off England’s east coast, with a total capacity of 1.4 GW.
East Anglia 3 is the second of four projects planned in the ScottishPower Renewables 2.9 GW East Anglia Hub development in the North Sea. The project will cover an area of approximately 305 km², at its closest point 69 km from the Norfolk coast, in the northern part of the East Anglia zone.
It will be the second largest offshore wind power plant in the world, providing clean electricity to 1.3 million UK homes. Installation is anticipated to begin in spring 2026 and to be completed by the end of that year, Siemens Gamesa Offshore CEO Marc Becker said.
ScottishPower Renewables CEO, Charlie Jordan, said: “Innovation in turbine technology by partners such as Siemens Gamesa has allowed ScottishPower to purchase market leading turbines at a scale that will generate enough green energy to supply 1.3 million UK homes.”
The anticipated lifetime of the project will be 25 years, which from 2026 will take the power generation of the East Anglia 3 development beyond the UK’s 2050 net-zero target. The prototype of the SG 14-236 DD model recently generated its first power at the Osterild Test Center in Denmark.