World’s Largest Wind Turbine to Test Its Wings in Rotterdam

Rotterdam’s skyline will soon feature the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine. GE Renewable Energy announced on Wednesday it will install the first 12-megawatt Haliade-X prototype in the Dutch city this summer. Although it’s an offshore wind turbine by design, the prototype will be installed onshore to facilitate …

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Can Power 16,000 Homes

The world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine will test its wings at an innovative facility in northeast England. The 12-megawatt Haliade-X, developed by GE Renewable Energy, stands 853 feet tall, or about three times the height of the Flat Iron building in New York City. Its massive rotor …

MHI Vestas Unveils New SMART Tools For Turbine Optimisation & Cost Reductions

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind unveiled a new suite of next-generation SMART tools this week that are designed to enhance offshore wind turbine optimization and provide better turbine monitoring, thereby allowing for “significant” cost savings for developers and operators. Announced on Wednesday, MHI Vestas unveiled its MVOW SMART Turbine products, a …

World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Installed in Scottish Waters

The world’s most powerful wind turbine has been successfully installed in Aberdeen Bay, providing another first for the record-breaking European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Developer Vattenfall announced it yesterday completed the installation of the first of 11 turbines at the site. It also confirmed the new turbine from manufacturer …

MHI Vestas Signs Four MoUs For Taiwanese Offshore Wind Development

The burgeoning offshore wind industry in Taiwan has received yet another massive boost after one of the world’s leading offshore wind energy companies, MHI Vestas, announced that it has signed four Memorandums of Understanding with leading local companies to begin building out their supply chain in the region. MHI Vestas …

Clemson University Set To Test World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed an agreement with Clemson University in South Carolina to test the world’s most powerful wind turbine, a 9.5 megawatt wind turbine, helping to elevate the United States as one of the world’s leading testing and research locations for offshore wind. Announced earlier this week, …

Walney Extension World’s First To Use 8.25 Megawatt Wind Turbines

The 330 megawatt Walney Extension West offshore wind farm has begun wind turbine installation and will go down as the world’s first offshore wind project to use wind turbines rated at 8.25 megawatts. Located in the Irish Sea off the coast of the North West of England, the Walney Extension …