GE’s Haliade-X 14.7 MW Offshore Wind Turbine Type-Certified

GE Renewable Energy has received a full type certificate from DNV for its Haliade-X offshore wind turbine for operations up to 14.7 MW.

  • The certification will be applicable for the 87 14 MW turbines at Dogger Bank C
  • One GE Haliade-X 14.7 MW-220 turbine can power the equivalent of 20,000 European households

This type certification follows an earlier certification that the Haliade-X could operate at up to 13.6 MW and makes the Haliade-X the most powerful turbine with a full type certification, according to GE.

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The process of certifying the Haliade-X 14.7 MW-220 involved a series of tests on a prototype located in Rotterdam, a port city in the Netherlands, where the Haliade-X prototype has been tested and validated since 2019.

The first use of the new certification will be for the 3.6 GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the UK, which will become the largest offshore wind farm in the world when it is complete.

The certification can be used at up to 14.7 MW and will be applicable for the 87 14 MW turbines that will be used at Dogger Bank C. 

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One GE Haliade-X 14.7 MW-220 offshore wind turbine can generate up to 76 GWh of gross annual energy production, providing enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 20,000 European households and save up to 53,000 metric tons of CO2, GE says.

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