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Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for Dominion's Va. offshore wind project

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed a subcontract to supply wind turbines for the 12-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, which will be constructed by Danish wind developer Ørsted A/S for Dominion Energy Virginia.

Ørsted, formerly known as DONG Energy, will build the project using two units of Siemens Gamesa's 6-MW wind turbines, the Spanish turbine manufacturer said in an Aug. 9 news release. Deliveries of the wind turbines are scheduled to start in mid-2020.

The project is expected to be the first offshore wind facility to be built in federal waters. It will be constructed within a research lease area about 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The two-turbine project is slated to come online by the end of 2020.

Dominion Energy Inc. subsidiary Dominion Energy Virginia, known legally as Virginia Electric and Power Co., has filed an application with the Virginia State Corporation Commission seeking approval for the project.