Expertise Hub VIDEO: Bigger Turbines Are Coming (Siemens Gamesa)

first_imgThere is no doubt about even bigger offshore wind turbines than we have today hitting the market over the next several years, according to Bent Christensen, Senior Vice President at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.The wind turbine market recently saw a giant being born after the merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa. Together they have some 27,000 employees, 75GW installed globally and an orderbook valued at around EUR 20 billion. In terms of offshore wind, the company concentrates on technology developed by Siemens, with the latest turbine having an 8MW capacity.Siemens installed the SWT-8.0-154 prototype at the national test centre in Østerild, Denmark, at the beginning of this year. The type certification for the turbine is expected to be obtained in early 2018.Still, the company focuses not only on the turbines, but also on further developing the technology used within them, providing integrated solutions for offshore wind farm developers, as well as testing technological solutions that could facilitate cost reduction, efficient power production and even better visual effect.Watch the Expertise Hub interview with Bent Christensen, one of the speakers at our upcoming Offshore WIND Conference 2017, and learn more about Siemens Gamesa’s technology, the Nissum Bredning project, and integrated solutions for offshore wind.For more Expertise Hub interviews, visit Navingo’s Offshore WIND channel on Vimeo.last_img

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