Siemens Gamesa adapts 8-MW offshore turbine for APAC

Siemens Gamesa's SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. Image source: ├śrsted

September 18 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) today said it has tailored its 8-MW offshore wind turbine to local conditions in Taiwan and other Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets.

The variant of the SG 8.0-167 DD turbine for the APAC region accommodates local codes and standards about typhoons, seismic activities, 60 Hertz operation and operation in high and low ambient temperatures, according to the announcement. IEC Typhoon Class (T-Class) type certification is targeted by 2020.

Siemens Gamesa said that the design will be ready in 2019, with potential installation by 2020 for Taiwan.  

"We see promising developments ahead for the offshore wind industry in APAC as a whole," said Niels Steenberg, executive general manager of Siemens Gamesa Offshore for Asia-Pacific. "With Taiwan as an important regional base and the introduction of the market-specific variant of the SG 8.0-167 DD, we’re able to meet customer needs in markets as they develop," Steenberg added.

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