Siemens Gamesa launches 10+ MW wind turbine

Jack Unwin 16 January 2019 (Last Updated January 16th, 2019 16:58)

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched its first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine.

Siemens Gamesa launches 10+ MW wind turbine
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched its first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine. Credit: richardghawley

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched the SG 10.0193 DD, its first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine.

SGRE has been able to achieve a 10MW rating by increasing the rotor diameter of the turbine to 193m, offering up to 30% more annual energy production (AEP) than its forerunner, the SG 8.0-167 DD. The blades on each of the turbines are 94m, which provides a swept area of 29,300m². The energy production of each turbine is sufficient to supply 10,000 households with electricity.

The new wind turbines will be manufactured at the SGRE factory in Cuxhaven, Germany. SGRE is able to re-use most components from previous turbines, which means that the prototype of the new wind turbine can be installed this year and be ready for the commercial market in 2022.

SGRE offshore business unit CEO Andreas Nauen said: “Siemens Gamesa has been applying its knowledge and experience directly into offshore wind turbines for decades. Utilising 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 industrialised supply chain.”

He added: “New markets are developing across the globe, all of which require cost-efficient, reliable and clean power for generations. The SG 10.0-193 DD enables us […] to meet these needs in close cooperation with our customers, stakeholders, and society at large.”

SGRE currently has an installed capacity of 12.5GW from 3,100 offshore wind turbines globally.