GE Renewable Energy has confirmed that the prototype of its Haliade-X offshore wind turbine, the world’s most powerful operational wind turbine to date, is now operating at a power output of 13 MW
The prototype will now undergo a series of tests and be subject to a range of measurements as it progresses towards type certification in the coming months.
The Haliade-X 13 MW, which is an uprated version of the prototype that has been successfully operating in Rotterdam since November 2019, recently secured a provisional type certificate and set a new world record by generating 288 MWh in 24 hours.
The uprated 13-MW Haliade-X, which has the same 107-m blades and a 220-m rotor as the 12-MW turbine, is capable of 4% more annual energy production than the initial version of the prototype.
The Haliade-X 13 MW turbine will be used in the first two phases of the UK’s Dogger Bank offshore windfarm, with 190 units to be installed starting in 2023.
Haliade-X technology has also been selected as the preferred wind turbine for the 120-MW Skipjack and 1,100-MW Ocean Wind projects in the US.
Series production of the Haliade-X will kick off in the second half of 2021 at GE’s Saint-Nazaire factory in France.
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