GE presents the nacelle of its Haliade-X 12 MW, the world’s most powerful wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy has presented a few days ago the first nacelle that will be sent from France to the Netherlands in the coming weeks, where its components will be assembled in the Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be tested there.

This initial phase is designed to allow GE Renewable Energy to obtain the necessary data to receive its type of certification, a key component before marketing the product in 2021.

«The presentation of the first 12 MW Haliade-X gondola in Saint-Nazaire is the beginning of a new key phase in our ongoing commitment to structure the offshore wind turbine segment. This project clearly reflects our ability to invest and innovate, supporting our clients in an ultra-competitive market in exponential growth. Thanks to Haliade-X 12 MW, we are proud to prepare for the future of the marine wind industry in Saint-Nazaire, a reference site for the production of international offshore wind projects», said Jérôme Pécresse, CEO of GE Renewable Energy.

The Saint-Nazaire production plant manufactures marine wind turbine generators and gondolas and has already assembled more than 80 Haliade 150-6MW wind turbines since its opening in December 2014.

The market-leading 12 MW Haliade-X gondola and 107 meter long blades will allow GE Renewable Energy customers to generate more energy. With a rotor of 220 m and a height of 260 m, the turbine can generate 67 GWh in annual gross energy, providing enough clean energy to power 16,000 European homes and save up to 42 million metric tons of CO2, which is the equivalent of emissions generated by 9,000 vehicles in a single year.

Source: https://elperiodicodelaenergia.com/la-turbina-eolica-mas-potente-del-mundo-cada-vez-mas-cerca-de-ser-realidad-ge-presenta-la-nacelle-de-su-haliade-x-de-12-mw/