The prototype of GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has set a new world record, becoming the first wind turbine ever to generate 288 MWh continuously over the course of 24 hours
In December 2019, the prototype set a world record when it became the first wind turbine ever to generate 262 MWh of clean energy in 24 hours.
Over the next several years, the Haliade-X prototype will undergo a series of tests at Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands to validate the turbine’s power curve, loads, grid performance and reliability.
The tests will enable GE to obtain a type certificate by mid-year and commercialise the turbine by 2021.
The prototype Haliade-X, the world’s most powerful wind turbine, produced electricity for the first time in November 2019.
GE Renewable Energy was recently selected as the preferred turbine supplier 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.
Series production of the Haliade-X 12 MW will start in H2 2021.