GE Renewable Energy has unveiled the nacelle of the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, the Haliade-X 12 MW.
This unit will be shipped in the coming weeks from Saint-Nazaire (FR) to Rotterdam (NL) to join the tower already in place. Blades from LM Wind Power in Cherbourg will be shipped to the prototype site to complete the installation.
The HaliadeX demonstration unit will be installed onshore to ease access for testing and will allow GE to collect the data needed to obtain the Type Certificate, a key step in commercializing the product in 2021.
This new wind turbine will be able to deliver 67 GWh of gross annual energy production, enough clean energy to power 16,000 European households and save up to 42 million metric tons of CO2, which is the equivalent of the emissions generated by 9,000 vehicles in one year.