Siemens Gamesa secures typhoon certification for 11-MW offshore wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa SG-11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine. Image by Siemens Gamesa (www.siemensgamesa.com)

July 6 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) on Tuesday announced that it has received a type certificate that its 11-MW direct drive (DD) offshore wind turbine is suitable for typhoon-like wind conditions.

The SG 11.0-200 DD turbine was issued a rotor-nacelle assembly (RNA) IEC type certificate by German technical services provider and certification body Tuev Nord AG, which accredited that the machine can withstand typhoon or T-class wind speeds reaching 57 metres per second for ten minutes and three-second gusts of up to 79.8 metres per second, Siemens Gamesa said.

The latest is the second RNA IEC type certificate for the wind turbine manufacturer. Its 8-MW SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine was previously certified as typhoon-proof and conforming to standards relevant for installations in the Asia-Pacific markets.

“We are driven to ensure that our turbines can sustain the extreme weather events such as typhoons seen in Asia Pacific. We’re thus tremendously proud to have received this second rotor-nacelle assembly type certification. With the region poised to become even more significant globally, it strengthens our focus on delivering value to our customers,” said Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit.

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