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Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype Breaks 24-hour Record

An offshore wind turbine prototype breaks 24-hour record by generating a staggering 359 megawatt-hours of electricity. The Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD is one of the world's largest wind turbines. It has the same 14-MW nominal capacity as GE's largest Haliade-X turbines, and it is only slightly smaller than the enormous 15-MW Vestas rigs and the monstrous MingYang 16 MW, which is the world's undisputed champion in the category of offshore wind turbines.

Alexander McCaslin
Oct 12, 202210 Shares486 Views
An offshore wind turbine prototype breaks 24-hour recordby generating a staggering 359 megawatt-hours of electricity. The Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 DD is one of the world's largest wind turbines. It has the same 14-MW nominal capacity as GE's largest Haliade-X turbines, and it is only slightly smaller than the enormous 15-MW Vestas rigs and the monstrous MingYang 16 MW, which is the world's undisputed champion in the category of offshore wind turbines.
According to Siemens GamesaSenior Product Manager Peter Esmann, this power boost mechanism monitors site-specific conditions and remains active approximately 98% of the time. It is only turned off in storm-force winds or significant turbulence, at which point the turbine's output returns to 14 MW. This prototype was manufactured on land in the end of 2021 in sterild, Denmark, and the production record for it was set there. Despite the fact that it was planned for use at sea, it set the record for land-based production there.
More impressive perhaps is the fact that this incredible accomplishment was accomplished by the massive wind turbine in just 10 months after it had produced its first power and supplied it to the grid at the test center in sterild, Denmark. In November 2021, the prototype was installed at the hub, and by the following November, it was generating power.
When equipped with the "Power Boost" feature, the SG 14-222 DD, a 14 MW offshore wind turbine, may produce up to 15 MW of power. It has a rotor with a diameter of 728 feet (222 meters), B108 blades that are 354 feet (108 meters) in length and can be regenerated, and a swept area of 419,792 square feet (39,000 square meters).
A ground view of the blades of the Siemens Gamesa wind turbine
A ground view of the blades of the Siemens Gamesa wind turbine
The daily total that has been reported is 1 MWh shy of the theoretical maximum of 360 MWh that this turbine might produce if it operated at its maximum capacity for an entire day. Therefore, the day had to have been utterly wonderful. It was able to manage 359 MWh of energy, which is equivalent to the daily energy needs of 12,414 typical residences in the United States.
According to Siemens:
With every new generation of our offshore direct drive turbine technology- which uses fewer moving parts than geared turbines - component improvements have enabled greater performance while maintaining reliability. We are able to reduce the time to market of the SG 14-222 DD thanks to standardized processes and a fully developed supply chain. Enabling high-volume production at low risk. The serial production is planned for 2024.

Making Great Strides

As for the 1.4 GW Sofia offshore wind power project, RWE has given a definitive order to Siemens Gamesa. The project will be the first installation of the company's flagship 14 MW Direct Drive offshore wind turbine, and it will be located 195 km off the northeastern coast of the UK on Dogger Bank in the North Sea.
The 882-MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland placed a solid order for 60 of the company's SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines in early June.
The 2,640 MW Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project in the United States, as well as the Taiwanese Hai Long offshore wind projects, will reportedly use the same model.
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