I am proud to inform you that the prototype of the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, Haliade-X 12 MW (GE Renewable Energy), has successfully produced its first kWh at the Rotterdam-Maasvlakte in the Netherlands. I would like to congratulate the people involved, with this milestone in this project that was supported by RVO and the TKI Wind op Zee.
The Haliade-X 12 MW prototype is installed onshore, to facilitate access during the testing phase. This project is part of a multi-million dollar investment that will contribute to reducing the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) by making offshore wind a more competitive source of renewable energy. One Haliade-X 12 MW turbine can generate up to 67 GWh* of gross annual energy production, providing enough clean energy to power 16,000* European households and save up to 42,000 metric tons of CO2, which is the equivalent of the emissions generated by 9,000 vehicles** in one year.
GE will perform different types of measurements to obtain a Type Certificate for the Haliade-X in 2020. In addition to this prototype unit, a second Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle is currently being assembled in Saint-Nazaire and will soon be shipped to a testing site in the UK, where it will undergo a program that will replicate real-world operational conditions to reduce the time required to validate performance and reliability. In August, a 107-long blade was also shipped to this site to undergo a full range of advanced static- and fatigue-testing procedures to demonstrate the blade’s ability to withstand peak wind conditions and to simulate the blade’s readiness for years of operation at sea.
GE Renewable Energy was recently selected as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the 120 MW Skip Jack and 1,100 MW Ocean Wind projects in the US, and the 3,600 MW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm in the UK. Serial production of the Haliade-X 12 MW will start in the second half of 2021.
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* Gross performance based on wind conditions on a typical German North Sea site.
** According to EPA Greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator
- Offshore Day 2019: 19 November 2019, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. A conference on offshore wind and oil & gas. Find out more
- ISPT Conference 2019, 19 November 2019, Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Find out more
- InvestorDay: 21 November 2019, Delft, The Netherlands. Find out more
- Wind Europe Offshore 2019: 26 – 28 November 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark. Find out more
- Community of Practice Multi-use Meeting Multi-Use North Sea 2030: 26 November 2019, Scheveningen, The Netherlands. Find out more (in Dutch)
Take a look at more wind energy events here.
- Energy Storage Europe 2020, 11 - 12 March 2020, Düsseldorf, Germany. Find out more
- 2nd ASEAN Wind Energy 2020 (AWE2020), 26 - 27 March 2020, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Find out more
- FOWT 2020, 22 - 24 April 2020, Marseille, France. Find out more
- TORQUE 2020: 27 - 29 May 2020, Delft, The Netherlands. Find out more
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