DONG Energy to test new next-generation turbines in the UK
DONG Energy has received full consent to test two next generation offshore wind turbines at their Gunfleet Sands site in South East England. It is the first time that the Siemens 6 MW turbine will be tested offshore and DONG Energy’s first demonstration project in the UK. The two Siemens 6 MW machines will be installed at DONG Energy’s Gunfleet Sands 3 demonstration project. The project forms an important part of DONG Energy’s drive to further industrialize the offshore wind industry and so bring down the cost of energy.The new turbines will be installed by November this year with construction starting in May, and will be connected through a dedicated export cable. DONG Energy will be looking to verify turbine performance, reliability and functionality. The Gunfleet Sands 3 demonstration project is located 8.5 km south east of Clacton on Sea.