Energy & Power
Is bigger better? With Haliade-X 12MW offshore turbine, GE says “Yes”
March 1, 2018 By Anthony Capkun
March 1, 2018 – GE Renewable Energy unveiled its plan to develop the Haliade-X, saying it will feature a 12-MW direct drive generator and produce 45% more energy “than any other offshore turbine available today”.
The company will invest over $400 million over the next 3-5 years in Haliade-X development and deployment. Rising 260 metres, the turbine will sport a 220-m rotor and 107-m blades (check out the infographic below). One Haliade-X 12-MW turbine is expected to generate up to 67 GWh annually.
The Haliade-X platform is designed to offer greater efficiency in generating power from available wind, boasts GE, with a 63% gross capacity factor. This promises more energy per MW installed. GE Renewable Energy aims to supply its first nacelle for demonstration in 2019, and ship the first units in 2021.
Print this page