Vattenfall and GE Renewable Energy have partnered to support the development and deployment of GE’s new wind turbine: the Haliade-X. With a capacity of 12 MW, the Haliade-X is the largest offshore wind turbine on the market to date.
“The cooperation with GE Renewable Energy enables us to remain one step ahead in wind turbine technology developments,” said Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Wind. “The size and performance of Haliade-X 12 MW will support us to further improve the competitiveness of offshore wind energy production. Due to a lower number of turbines needed for future wind farms, there is also a positive impact on the environmental footprint.”
The 12 MW turbine features a 220-meter rotor, a 107-meter blade (the longest ever manufactured). With the largest capacity factor in the industry, one Haliade-X turbine can generate 67 GWh annually. This is enough clean energy to supply 16,000 European households for one year.