Siemens Gamesa secures provisional type certificate for 14 MW turbine

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 05/10/2022 Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa announced that it has received the Provisional Type certificate for its
SG 14-222 DD offshore turbine. The certificate was officially presented by TÜV NORD GROUP during WindEnergy Hamburg.

The SG 14-222 DD wind turbine has a rated output of the Direct Drive wind turbine as 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.


The
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. The company claims it offers a 25% boost in Annual Energy Production compared to its predecessors, the SG 11.0-200 DD.
Furthermore, the company unveiled plans to install a
SG 14-236 DD prototype next to the SG 14-222 DD in Oesterild, Denmark this autumn. By increasing the rotor diameter to 236 meters, the SG 14-236 DD delivers more than 30% AEP compared to the SG 11.0-200 DD. It would feature blades of 115 metres in length.

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