WindMW GmbH has awarded Siemens a contract for the Meerwind Sud/Ost project that will see the German power OEM deliver 80 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.6 MW.

WindMW, whose shareholders are funds managed by Blackstone and Windland Energieerzeugungs GmbH, is located in Bremerhaven, and is responsible for the planning and construction of Meerwind Sud/Ost and will operate the wind farm.

With a total capacity of 288 MW the construction and commissioning of the wind farm is planned for 2013.

The offshore wind power plant Meerwind Sud/Ost will be located about 23 km north of the island Helgoland. The wind turbines will be installed over an area of 42 square kilometres and at water depths from 22 to 26 metres.

In addition, Siemens signed a five-year service, maintenance, and warranty agreement.

This is the sixth order for the construction of an offshore wind power plant for Siemens in Germany, after EnBW Baltic 1 (48.3 MW), EnBW Baltic 2 (288 MW), Borkum Riffgat (108 MW), Dan-Tysk (288 MW) and Borkum Riffgrund 1 (320 MW)

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