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Power generated by GE’s Haliade-X 12MW wind turbine in Rotterdam to be bought by Eneco

  • 2 years ago (2019-12-18)
  • David Flin
Europe 878 Offshore wind 82

Eneco , Future Wind (a Joint Venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holdings Netherlands ), and GE Renewable Energy , have announced that Eneco will purchase all of the electricity generated by GE’s Haliade-X 12MW prototype. The announcement was made during a ceremony to inaugurate the prototype recently installed at the port of Maasvlakte-Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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The prototype has set a new world record by being the first wind turbine ever to generate 262MWh in 24 hours. Over the next five years, the Haliade-X prototype will undergo a series of tests to validate the turbine’s power curve, loads, grid performance, and reliability. The tests will also allow GE to validate operational procedures for installation and services teams, and obtain a Type Certificate for the Haliade-X in 2020, with commercialisation scheduled for 2021.

The Haliade-X technology has been selected as the preferred wind turbine for 4800MW of power in several offshore wind farms; the 120MW Skip Jack and 1100MW Ocean Wind projects in the USA, and the 3600MW Dogger Bank project in the UK. Serial production of the Haliade-X 12MW will start in the second half of 2021.