GE’s giant Haliade-X turbine undergoes hurricane testing
Offshore wind turbines Haliade-X by General Electric Renewable Energy He received a hurricane certificate from DNV, Which means that the machine can operate safely and efficiently in high wind conditionsAs in Asia and the United States.
Vincent Schillings, Director of Business Technology at GE Renewable Energy Offshore Wind said: “We are very pleased with this new achievement. With this, our teams will continue to build business momentum in new geographies where Haliade-X can make a real difference to the energy transition. “
“Hurricane loads on wind turbines are very important in emerging offshore wind markets such as Taiwan, Japan, Korea and parts of the United States,” said DNV’s executive vice president for renewable energy certification, Kim Sandgard Moore.
“Wind turbines should be designed for these harsh local environmental conditions to support ambitious plans to develop high-megawatt offshore wind projects.”
“By achieving DNV certification, GE Renewable Energy is proving that the largest offshore wind turbine in operation, Haliade-X, is able to withstand hurricanes that are likely to affect them during their lifetime.”
The 13 MW Haliade-X turbine will power the first two phases of Dogger Bank (A&B) offshore wind farm in the UK, while the Haliade-X 14 MW has been chosen as the technology of choice for the third and final batch of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Yorkshire, UK.
Haliade-X has also been chosen as the technology of choice for two major projects in the United States: a 1100 MW offshore wind farm and 800 MW offshore wind power.
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