The world’s most powerful wind turbine will make its debut in Scotland

Spanish-German wind Giant Siemens Games has been awarded a firm order for 60 of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines, which will be installed at the 882-MW Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland. It will be the first installation of the world’s most powerful wind turbine, which has 14.7 megawatts (MW) of capacity.

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World’s most powerful wind turbine

A service agreement is also included in the order for the offshore wind farm, which will be located in Scotland’s Moray Firth.

All 180 Siemens Gamesa B108 IntegralBlades – that’s 60 turbines x 3 108-meter-long blades each – will be produced at the company’s offshore blade factory in Hull, England. Each SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine will feature a rotor diameter of 222 meters.

To get an idea of ​​the wind turbine’s size, have a look at the Prototype of the SG 14-222 DD in this short video:

A rapid Deployment timeline targets installation of the first machines in 2024, with first power expected to be produced in 2024.

Flat Electrek reported in December 2021, the SG 14-222 DD’s Prototype offshore wind turbine produced its first electricity and delivered it to the grid at the test center in Østerild, Denmark.

It’s likely that Siemens Gamesa’s 14.7-MW turbines won’t hold the “most powerful” title for long. In February 2021, as Electrek reported, Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas announced the launch of its new offshore wind turbine – the V236-15.0MW. On June 7, Vestas announced that it had secured a Conditional order agreement to supply 64 V235-15.0 MW wind turbines for EnBW’s 900 MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm in Germany in 2025.

Read more: Siemens Gamesa’s Massive 14 MW offshore wind turbine produces its first electricity

Photo: Siemens Gamesa


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