World’s largest wind turbine launched: Siemens Gamesa has revealed what it claims is the world’s biggest wind turbine, a 14MW offshore Direct Drive turbine boasting a 222-metre rotor.
The Spanish company – the result of a merger between Gamesa and Siemens’ Wind Power business in 2017 – on Tuesday unveiled plans for its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine, boasting a nameplate capacity of 14MW and which can reach 15MW with the company’s patented Power Boost function.
The 14MW capacity means one SG 14-222 DD machine is able to provide enough energy to power approximately 18,000 average European households every year and approximately 30 SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines could furthermore cover the annual electricity consumption of Bilbao, Spain.
Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, said: “Safely and sustainably providing clean energy for our customers and society-at-large is at the core of all we do. The new SG 14-222 DD is a global product which allows all of us to take giant steps towards protecting and preserving our planet.
“We ourselves became carbon-neutral in late 2019 and are on track towards meeting our long-term ambition of net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. Our installed fleet of over 100GW both offshore and onshore abates more than 260 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.”
The SG 14-222 DD will utilise the company’s new B108 blades which are as long as almost three Space Shuttles placed end-to-end and which is cast in one piece using the company’s patented blade technologies.
World’s largest wind turbine launched by Siemens Gamesa