GE Renewable Energy on Thursday said its Haliade-X offshore wind turbine has obtained a full type certificate for operations up to 14.7 MW from Norwegian assurance provider DNV GL.
As a result, Haliade-X is now the most powerful turbine with a full type certification, the General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) business added.
The announcement follows an earlier certification for up to 13.6 MW.
GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind platform was launched in 2018 as the first 12-MW turbine on the market. A Haliade-X prototype was erected at the Dutch port city of Rotterdam in 2019 and has since been subject to testing and validation.
The turbine manufacturer estimates that one GE Haliade-X 14.7 MW-220 offshore wind turbine can produce up to 76 GWh of electricity a year, enough to serve the equivalent of 20,000 European households.
GE will first use the new certification for the 3.6-GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK, where 87 14-MW turbines will power its third phase. The offshore wind project is a joint venture of SSE Renewables, Equinor and Vargronn.
DNV expects 2 TW of grid installed offshore wind capacity by 2050 and this projection is linked to larger turbines like GE’s Haliade-X, remarked Kim Sandgaard-Mork, executive vice president for renewables certification at DNV.
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