News | March 2, 2018

Siemens Gamesa Strengthens Its Offshore Strategy In China Through A Technology License Agreement For Its 8 MW Turbine

  • The company has reached an agreement with the Chinese multinational Shanghai Electric to license the 8 MW marine wind turbine technology
  • This agreement is part of Markus Tacke's visit to Japan and China, where he has held meetings with clients, suppliers and institutions

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has taken another step forward in its offshore strategy in China by signing an agreement with Chinese multinational Shanghai Electric today to license its offshore technology SG 8.0 MW direct drive . This agreement is part of the strategic plan presented by the company on February 15 and the L3AD2020 program.

The signing of the agreement was held today in China, with the presence of Zheng Jianhua, President of Shanghai Electric, and Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa. Currently, both companies have an agreement for the license of the offshore wind turbine technology of 4.0 MW, 6.0 MW and 7.0 MW.

According to the agreement, the Chinese multinational will manufacture, sell and install the SG 8 MW direct drive turbine for offshore wind projects developed in China's waters.

Shanghai Electric is one of the five leading manufacturers of wind turbines in China and leader of the offshore market in the country. The strategic collaboration between both companies began in 2013, combining efforts to champion the development of the Chinese wind market.

"The joint history of Shanghai Electric and Siemens Gamesa is long and successful, we appreciate that Shanghai Electric once again trusts us and we are convinced that our collaboration will continue to be stable in the future," said Markus Tacke.

"Our long-term cooperation is the solid foundation of our joint success," Zheng said. "Introducing the Siemens wind turbine Gamesa 8 MW Direct Drive is not only an alliance between us as two of the leading wind energy manufacturers, but a successful example of our collaboration, based on mutual benefit and trust."

The offshore base installed by Siemens Gamesa and its partner Shanghai Electric reaches 1,200 MW in China, with a fleet of more than 330 turbines. With a capacity of over 11GW installed and pioneer projects dating back to 1991, SGRE has the largest record track in the sector among offshore turbine manufacturers. The company has established itself as the leader of the offshore market ..

This agreement is part of Markus Tacke's visit to Japan and China, where he has held meetings with clients, suppliers and institutions in order to strengthen commercial relations in both countries, as well as strengthen the company's leadership position in these countries. markets

SOURCE: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy