Siemens Gamesas largest wind turbine gets green light from DNV GL
- Oct 9, 2019 12:07 pm GMT
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The new turbine, although smaller than the current largest, (the 12GW, 107-meter bladed GE Haliade-X) it instead boasts similar dimensions to the previous record holder, Vestas V164 turbine, with its 81-meter blades, and 8GW output capacity.
Compared to its predecessor, the new SG 8.0-167 DD is equipped with an 81-meter-long rotor blade that allows for a wider range and optimal usage of the wind site conditions.
Large capacity offshore wind turbines contribute greatly to the ongoing reduction of the Levelized Cost of Energy from wind power.
In our recently published Energy Transition Outlook Report, we predict a significant growth of installed capacity for offshore-wind powered generation from 20 GW in 2017 to 150 GW in 2030 and even 1,550 GW in 2050, said Kim Mrk, Executive Vice President of Renewables Certification at