GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype wind turbine has received a provisional type certificate from DNV GL
Certification demonstrates that GE’s Haliade-X prototype is on-track to meet the full type certification requirements.
Testing of the 107-m blade currently taking place at UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult in Blyth and at Boston’s Wind Technology Testing Center in the US will continue as planned to complete the documentation required to get the full type certificate in the months to come.
GE Renewable Energy chief executive John Lavelle said, “This is a very important milestone for us as it confirms the robustness of our Haliade-X 12 MW design and gives certainty to our current and future customers who believe in the attributes of our platform.”
The Haliade-X has been selected as preferred wind turbine for the 120-MW Skip Jack and 1.1-GW Ocean Wind projects in the US, and the 3.6-GW Dogger Bank offshore windfarm in the UK.
The prototype in Rotterdam set a new world record in January 2020 by generating 288 MWh of continuous power in one day.