Siemens Gamesa on Tuesday launched the largest wind turbine ever publicly announced, a 14-megawatt model with a 222-meter rotor diameter meant for offshore wind farms. Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, head of offshore technology at Siemens Gamesa, told GTM the company expects to confirm its first orders for the new turbine soon, with offers already out to a number of “global” offshore wind developers. The launch puts Siemens Gamesa back in first place in the rankings for the largest offshore turbines on the market. GE revealed its 12-megawatt Haliade-X platform in 2018 and secured its first orders the following year.
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Hull’s offshore wind turbine blade plant stands ready to deliver after Siemens Gamesa unveiled its next generation model. The renewable energy giant is scaling up again, and with the city’s plant having already provided the blades for the largest farm to be built – and its forthcoming successor – Hornsea One and Hornsea Two. Now Siemens Gamesa is bringing forward a 14MW direct drive turbine, with potential to reach 15MW. It will use 108-metre long blades. The first turbines to be installed off the Humber were 3MW, with the entire rotation diameter smaller than the blades that will be added to the huge offshore structures.
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The government has delayed the planning process for a major new windfarm off the Norfolk coast because of the coronavirus lockdown, with its developer to warning the move could “send the wrong signal” to the renewables industry. The Swedish energy company Vattenfall said delaying a decision on the 1.8GW Norfolk Boreas windfarm by up to five months was “regrettable” and might call Britain’s green ambitions into question. The government’s planning authority said the pandemic has meant several hearings have been delayed, and a number of interested parties have been unable to participate. The business secretary, Alok Sharma, agreed earlier this week to allow the planning inspectorate to extend its deadline for a decision until 12 October, and called on the authority to “make best efforts” to complete the process as soon as possible.
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