Siemens Gamesa Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype Starts Rising

Siemens Gamesa has started installing the towers for the SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbine prototype at the test center for large wind turbines in Oesterild, Denmark.

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Earlier this month, Siemens Gamesa started the assembly process for the SG 14-236 DD prototype with the nacelle heading to the installation site.

The SG 14-236 DD features a 236-metre diameter rotor, with a 43,500 m2 swept area, approximately the size of 6.1 standard football pitches.

The prototype turbine will feature 115-metre B115 blades which are currently under construction in Aalborg.

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The 236-metre rotor with blades based on the IntegralBlade® technology will enable the SG 14-236 DD to produce more than 30 per cent Annual Energy Production (AEP) compared to the SG 11.0-200 DD, Siemens Gamesa said.

With a capacity of up to 15 MW, the SG 14-236 is based on Siemens Gamesa’s existing turbine – the SG 14-222 DD.

The SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine prototype, also installed in Oesterild, has recently broken the production record for a 24-hour period.

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The SG 14-236 DD model is expected to be commercially available in 2024.

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