Siemens Gamesa’s turbine named Best Offshore Turbine for 2018

This machine stands out for its excellent track record, the size of the order book and the interest it has aroused in emerging offshore markets.

Windpower Monthly magazine recently named the Siemens Gamesa wind turbine as Best Offshore Turbine for 2018.

Siemens Gamesa’s SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbine has been awarded as the “Best Rotor Blade for 2017” by Windpower Monthly. The full rotor offers a swept area that is 18% larger than its predecessor.

This machine stands out for its excellent track record, the size of the order book and the interest it has aroused in emerging offshore markets, particularly Taiwan and the US.

It provides an increase in Annual Energy Production by up to 20% compared to its predecessor, the machine SWT-7.0-154, awarded the bronze in the same category this year.

The SG 8.0-167 DD incorporates the proven technology of the direct drive platform, combined with a larger rotor to offer its customers greater profitability while minimizing the associated costs and risks.

The first prototype was installed in September 2018 at Denmark’s National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Oesterild, Denmark.

Since its launch in November 2017, orders for nearly 800 units totaling 6.4 GW of installed capacity have been received. This includes the 1.386 GW Hornsea Two offshore wind power plant in the UK, set to be the world’s largest upon completion in 2022.

Each year, Windpower Monthly magazine selects the best onshore and offshore turbines in the wind sector, releasing a highly-respected ranking across the wind industry. Numerous Siemens Gamesa wind turbines have received this recognition in the past.

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