Oct, 2021 - By WMR
GE Renewable Energy announced the prototype of the offshore wind turbine, Halide-X with a capability of generating 74 GWh of energy per year, started operating at 14 MW.
GE Renewable Energy, a renewable energy company based in France, is the first industry player that produced a turbine with the power output of 74 GWh. More than three years after announcing plant of constructing the largest offshore turbine, the company has now confirmed the start of the largest turbine Haliade-X’s functioning at 14MW in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The Haliade-X 14 MW is an update of the Haliade-X 13 MW, which was certified in January 2021. The turbine Haliade-X 14 can produce up to 74 GWh total energy annually, and it saves around 52,000 metric tons of CO2, which is same as annual carbon emission of 11,000 vehicles. The blades of Haliade-X 14 are 107 m (351 ft) long, the turbine has height of 260 m (853 ft). The ability to generate large amount of energy from a solo turbine leads to requirement of fewer turbine installed at every wind farm. It saves capital expenditure and makes maintenance and operations of these turbines easy and simplified. Moreover, it makes the renewable energy affordable and accessible for customers and consumers across the world.
The Haliade-X platform will be debuting commercially at Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm near the North East Coast of England. Total 87 turbines are scheduled to be installed at this wind farm. The three phases of Haliade-X platform i.e. Haliade-X 12, 13, and 14 MW planned to be installed are likely to have capacity of generating 1.2 GW energy powering around 6 million houses. The world’s largest offshore wind farm with Haliade-X platform will be running in 2026.