Siemens Gamesa installing prototype turbine in Oesterild

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 23/09/2021 Siemens Gamesa
Siemens Gamesa has revealed that the installation of its SG 14-222 DD prototype started in Oesterild, Denmark. So far, the tower has been erected for what will be one of the biggest turbines ever built.

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SG 14-222 DD wind turbine has a rated output of the Direct Drive wind turbine is 14 MW and can be increased to 15 MW by using the Power Boost function. The rotor blades measure 108 metres each and the rotor diameter is 222 metres. A single wind turbine of this type is expected to supply electricity for around 18,000 average European households annually.

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SG 14-222 DD turbine is scheduled to be market-ready by 2024. A total of 4.34 GW of conditional orders have already been received for the product for three offshore wind projects on three continents with three customers: the 300 MW Hai Long project in Taiwan planned by Northland Power and Yushan Energy, the 1,400 MW Sofia project in the UK planned by innogy, and the 2,640 MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project in the USA, planned by Dominion Energy.

Over 1,000 Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive offshore wind turbines have been installed in all major offshore wind markets globally. They include the UK, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Taiwan, among others. Furthermore, Siemens Gamesa stated it has orders for over 1,000 more Offshore Direct Drive turbines.


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