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 Farm Opens in Irish Sea

The world’s largest offshore wind farm opened in the Irish Sea on Thursday, covering an area of 145 square kilometers (55 square miles). The 659-megawatt Walney Extension, located approximately 19 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Cumbria, England, consists of 87 turbines and is capable of generating enough renewable …

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 …

GE Renewable Energy 12 Megawatt Haliade Wind Turbine Heading To UK Offshore Catapult

GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult announced have signed a five-year research and development agreement which will see GE’s mammoth 12 megawatt (MW) Haliade-X wind turbine head to UK shores for the first time for extensive testing. The five-year research and development agreement was announced on …

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 …