GE uprates Haliade-X prototype to 14 MW

GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind prototype. Picture credit: GE Renewable Energy

October 5 (Renewables Now) - GE Renewable Energy on Tuesday said it has started operating its Haliade-X offshore wind prototype in Rotterdam at 14 MW.

The prototype machine at the Dutch port has thus become the first wind turbine to run at 14 MW.

The renewables arm of General Electric (NYSE:GE) commissioned the prototype in Rotterdam at 12 MW in November 2019. “Over the past two years we have learned a lot about operating and optimizing the performance of our Haliade-X platform, enabling us to uprate the Haliade-X platform to 14 MW today,” said Vincent Schellings, chief technology officer, GE Renewable Energy Offshore Wind.

The Haliade-X 14 MW, an upscaled version of the Haliade-X 13 MW, can generate up to 74 GWh a year. GE Renewable Energy said it has commenced certification measurements on the Haliade-X 14 MW.

The 14-MW turbine will have its first commercial installation at the Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm in the UK. The project will consist of 87 units of the Haliade-X 14 MW.

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