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GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW starts production

Yesterday, GE Renewable Energy’s (GE) prototype of its Haliade-X 12 MW offshore turbine started to produce its first power in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam. The installation of the prototype was completed mid October. GE reported that local teams will now proceed with the testing phase, during which GE will perform different types of measurements to obtain a…

GE’s Haliade-X 12MW prototype turbine stands

As of today, GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12MW prototype offshore wind turbine stands completed at the Sif premises in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, after the final blade was installed.  Blade installation activities started on October 14. The 3 blades are each 107 metres long and are produced by LM Wind Power in Cherbourg, France. The tower sections were…

GE shows Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle

GE Renewable Energy revealed the first manufactured components of its Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine at the production site in Saint-Nazaire, France. Over the coming weeks, the nacelle will be shipped from Saint-Nazaire to Rotterdam-Maasvlakte. At the Maasvlakte the prototype will undergo testing to obtain the data required to receive its type certification—a key…

Haliade-X 12 MW update

The production of the components for the prototype of the Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine by GE Renewable Energy that will be installed at Maasvlakte-Rotterdam is progressing. On June 20, the 4 tower sections already arrived in the port of Rotterdam. The tower sections are manufactured by GRI in Seville, Spain. The nacelle is…

Tower sections Haliade-X 12 MW arrived in Rotterdam

GE Renewable Energy announced yesterday that the four tower sections for its Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype arrived at the port of Rotterdam.  The tower sections were produced by GRI in Seville, Spain, and left the production site on 11 June. The nacelle is currently being assembled in Saint-Nazaire (France), while its 107-meter long blades are…

Tower sections Haliade-X 12 MW on their way to Maasvlakte-Rotterdam

GE Renewable Energy announced today the shipment of the four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed later this summer in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam. The tower sections are manufactured by GRI in Seville, Spain.  The shipment will be arriving in Rotterdam before the end of the month. Upon arrival, a…

Royal HaskoningDHV to design foundation for Haliade-X 12 MW prototype

Royal HaskoningDHV (RHDHV) will design the foundation for the Haliade-X 12 MW prototype, the world’s biggest wind-turbine. GE Renewable Energy and FutureWind (a Joint Venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands) will build the prototype of the 12 MW offshore turbine at the SIF premises at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The testing is done onshore for easier…

Belgian offshore wind farm Norther produces first electricity

On February 26, Belgian offshore wind farm Norther produced its first power. Norther is located approximately 23 kilometres from the Belgian port of Zeebruges. It has a total capacity of 370 MW, produced by 44 MHI Vestas wind turbines, type V164-8.0 MW. Once fully operational, planned for this summer, the wind farm is able to…

First Haliade-X 12 MW to be installed in Rotterdam

GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind (a Joint Venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands) have signed an agreement to install a prototype of the Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam during this summer. The deal includes five years of testing and a 15-year full service Operation and Maintenance agreement. The Haliade-X 12…