First Haliade X- 12MW Blade Arrives at Rotterdam Port

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The first blade for the prototype GE Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at Maasvlakte, according to the live webcam feed at the Port of Rotterdam.

Source: Port of Rotterdam/Screenshot

LM Wind Power is producing the 107m blades for the prototype turbine at its plant in Cherbourgh, France.

According to ECN, part of TNO,  the measurement mast and the scanning LiDAR have been installed next to the turbine.

Scheduled for completion this summer, the turbine is expected to produce 67GWh in gross annual energy, providing enough energy to power 16,000 European households.

The prototype turbine will also enable GE to collect operational data needed to obtain the Type Certificate in 2020 and ship first commercial units in 2021. GE is investing USD 400 million to develop the Haliade-X 12 MW.

The measurement mast in the Port of Rotterdam. Source: ECN, part of TNO
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