Siemens Gamesa launches 10+ MW offshore wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has launched the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine.

“The new SG 10.0-193 DD combines experiences and knowledge from five generations of proven direct drive technology in one 10 MW turbine. A showcase of strong performance, swift time-to-market, and low risk in the offshore wind energy market,” said Markus Tacke, CEO of SGRE.

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

The prototype is expected to be installed in 2019 with commercial market deployment expected in 2022.

The company will manufacture the new offshore wind turbine at the SGRE factory in Cuxhaven, Germany. The SGRE factory in Cuxhaven is the world’s largest plant for offshore wind turbine nacelles.

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.

SGRE has a capacity of over 12.5 GW installed and over 3,100 offshore wind turbines in operation globally.