The final phase of a development dubbed “the world’s largest offshore wind farm” is to use 14 megawatt versions of GE Renewable Energy’s huge Haliade-X turbine after a contract for their supply was confirmed.
GE announced Tuesday that a contract had been finalized for the use of its giant Haliade-X turbines in the construction of Dogger Bank C, a 50-50 joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor off the east coast of Yorkshire, England, and will have a capacity of 1.2 gigawatts.
All in all, 87 of the 14 MW turbines will be used in the development of the project.
Dogger Bank C is part of the larger Dogger Bank Wind Farm and will complement Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B. The latter two projects are owned by SSE Renewables, Equinor and Eni, who have stakes of 40%, 40% and 20% respectively. Between them, Dogger Bank A and B will use 190 of GE’s Haliade-X 13 MW turbines.
The scale of the Haliade-X turbine is considerable. It will have a tip-height of 260 meters (853 feet), 107-meter long blades and a 220-meter rotor.
It is one of several large wind turbines now in development. In February, Vestas revealed plans for a 15 MW turbine. Another company, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, is working on a 14 MW model, the SG 14-222 DD, which can also be boosted to 15 MW if required.