DNV GL has awarded Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy a type certificate for its SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. The certificate confirms full compliance with the international wind turbine standard IECRE OD-501 and allows for immediate market implementation
Compared to its predecessor, the SG 8.0-167 DD is equipped with an 81-m rotor blade that allows for a wider range and optimal usage of the wind site conditions. The turbine provides an increase in annual energy production of 20% compared to the company’s SWT-7.0-154.
DNV GL executive vice president of renewables certification Kim Mørk said, “In our recently published Energy Transition Outlook Report, we predict a significant growth of installed capacity for offshore wind generation from 20 GW in 2017 to 150 GW in 2030 and even 1,550 GW in 2050.
“To realise this, it is vital that OEMs like Siemens Gamesa continue to optimise turbine types that deliver significantly improved energy production and cost efficiency, driven in part by increased turbine, blade, and tower size. These trends result in improved energy capture per project or lower cost per MWh.”