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Siemens Gamesa presents new 10 MW offshore wind turbine

Zamudio, Spain - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. According to Siemens, the 10 MW rating is made possible through a larger generator diameter, building on the proven SGRE Direct Drive generator technology.

By increasing the rotor diameter to 193 meters, this new wind turbine offers up to 30 percent more annual energy production (AEP) than its predecessor, the SG 8.0-167 DD. Its 94-meter-long-blades provide a swept area of 29,300 m2. Each blade is almost the same length as one soccer field.

As Siemens points out, the technology on the offshore direct drive platform allows for the reuse of most components from previous generations, providing a short time to market. The prototype is expected to be installed in 2019 with commercial market deployment expected in 2022.

The annual energy production of one SG 10.0-193 DD is sufficient to supply about 10,000 European households with electricity. This means that an offshore wind park composed of 20 of these turbines would cover the annual electricity consumption of a city the size of Liverpool, says Siemens.

“Siemens Gamesa has been applying its knowledge and experience directly into offshore wind turbines for decades. Utilizing proven components and concepts provides us with a strong, established value chain, with clear processes and skilled employees ready to go, leveraging on a fully-developed and industrialized supply chain,” says Andreas Nauen, CEO of the SGRE Offshore Business Unit.

According to the company, SGRE has the largest track record in the sector among offshore turbine manufacturers. With a capacity of over 12,500 MW installed and over 3,100 offshore wind turbines in operation globally, the company has established itself as the leader in the offshore market.

Source: IWR Online, Jan 01 2019