GE's Haliade-X secures typhoon certification

By: Tom Russell

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30/04/2021 GE Renewable Energy

The Independent certification body DNV has given GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X its Typhoon certification (Class T certification). The 12 MW and 13 MW versions of the Haliade-X turbines have been certified to operate safely under extreme wind conditions.

“We are really happy about this new milestone” commented Vincent Schellings, Chief Technology Officer for GE Renewable Energy’s Offshore Wind business. “With this, our teams will continue to build commercial momentum in new geographies where the Haliade-X can make a real difference in the energy transition.”

“Typhoon loads on wind turbines is of critical importance in emerging offshore wind markets such as Taiwan, Japan, Korea as well as parts of the United States,” explained Kim Sandgaard-Mørk, Executive Vice President for Renewables Certification at DNV. “Wind turbines need to be designed for these extreme local environmental conditions to support the ambitious plans to develop multi-megawatt offshore wind projects. With obtaining the DNV Certificate, GE Renewable Energy proves that the largest offshore wind turbine in operation – the Haliade-X – is able to reliably withstand the typhoons that are likely to affect it within their lifetime.”

The Haliade-X prototype located in Rotterdam, operating at 13MW, set a new record in October 2020 by generating 312 MWh of continuous power in one day. The Haliade-X has already received its Full Type Certification from DNV for its 12 MW and 13 MW power ratings and now adds typhoon-certification to it.

The Haliade-X 13 MW will power the two first phases of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm (
A&B) in the UK, while the Haliade-X 14 MW has been selected as the preferred technology for the third and last instalment of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, located off the coasts of Yorkshire, UK. The Haliade-X has also been selected as a preferred technology for two major projects in the US: the 1,100 MW Ocean Wind offshore wind farm, and the 800 MW Vineyard offshore wind farm.

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