GE Renewable Energy has announced that its Haliade-X prototype has been optimised and is now operating at 13 MW power output. Over the next months, this prototype will undergo a series of tests to perform different measurements and obtain its type certificate.
The Haliade-X 13 MW is an uprated version of the prototype that has been successfully operating in Rotterdam since November 2019. The uprated version features 107m long blades and a 220m rotor, and it will be able to generate 4 per cent more Annual Energy Production (AEP) than the previous 12 MW version of the prototype.
The Haliade-X 13 MW offshore wind turbine will be used in the first two phases of UK’s Dogger Bank Wind Farm, with a total of 190 units to be installed starting in 2023. This will mark the first installation of the world’s most powerful wind turbine in operation to date at what will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm. The technology has also been selected as the preferred wind turbine for the 120 MW Skipjack and 1100 MW Ocean Wind projects in the USA.