Siemens Gamesa Ships Out First Set of 115-Metre Wind Turbine Blades

Three 115-metre blades to be installed on the SG 14-236 DD offshore wind turbine prototype have left Siemens Gamesa’s factory in Aalborg and are on their way to the test center in Østerild, Denmark.

”The SG 14-236 DD is the newest member of our offshore wind turbine family, with 115-meter blades which are seven meters longer than a soccer field! It has a rotor diameter of 236 meters and is designed for all wind speeds, offering a high energy yield and unmatched reliability,” Siemens Gamesa said in a social media post.

Source: Siemens Gamesa

The B115 blades are the final pieces needed to complete the installation of the SG 14-236 DD prototype in Østerild, following the installation of the tower and the nacelle earlier this year.

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The SG 14-236 turbine, based on Siemens Gamesa’s existing SG 14-222 DD model, will be able to reach a capacity of 15 MW.

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.

The SG 14-236 DD model will be commercially available in 2024 and has so far been selected as a preferred option for the Norfolk Vanguard and Boreas wind farms offshore the UK, as well as for the MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea.

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