GE’s Record-Breaking 12MW Offshore Wind Turbine Gains Backing of Swedish Utility Vattenfall

By [email protected] Swedish utility Vattenfall announced plans to deploy GE Renewable Energy’s 12-megawatt Haliade-X offshore wind turbine at future projects in Europe — a big win for the world’s largest wind turbine, and for GE’s otherwise lagging offshore wind business.

First announced last year and due to begin commercial deliveries in 2021, the Haliade-X will be capable of generating enough power from a single turbine to supply 16,000 European households, or an estimated 67 gigawatt-hours per year if sited in typical conditions in the German North Sea, GE said.

Haliade-X’s estimated capacity factor in such conditions will be above 60 percent, remarkably high for

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