GE Renewable Energy has recently announced the creation of the world’s most powerful offshore wind farm which can generate 12MW of energy.
The Haliade-X will include an industry leading gross capacity factor of 63% and will generate 45% more energy than any other offshore wind turbine in the world. It will also produce 67 GWh annually, which is enough power for roughly 16,000 households (in Europe).
The wind turbine has already been bid for projects in 2021 and GE is committed to spending over $400 million over the next three to five years in its development.
To give perspective on how massive the Haliade-X will be, it will be more than five times the size of the Arc de Triomphe, found in Paris, France, and 260m over water.
President and CEO of GE Renewable Energy, Jérôme Pécresse said, “The renewables industry took more than 20 years to install the first 17 GW of offshore wind. Today, the industry forecasts that it will install more than 90 GW over the next 12 years. This is being driven by lower cost of electricity from scale and technology. The Haliade-X shows GE’s commitment to the offshore wind segment and will set a new benchmark for cost of electricity, thus driving more offshore growth.”
CEO of Offshore Wind at GE Renewable Energy, John Lavelle said “The Haliade-X 12 MW will help our customers in an increasingly competitive offshore environment, and through its size and digital functionality provide important value across manufacturing, installation and operation.”