Siemens Energy has officially launched its new 6 MW direct-drive offshore wind turbine – the SWT-6.0 – which will be available with a rotor diameter of either 120 meters or 154 meters.
The direct-drive wind turbine is offered with two different rotor blades. The SWT-6.0-154 features the largest rotor blade in the 6 MW class, using the new B75 Quantum Blade, Siemens explains, and the SWT-6.0-120 is equipped with the B58 rotor blade.
According to Siemens, the SWT-6.0-120 will bring direct-drive technology to customers offshore, even in areas where air traffic and height restrictions usually preclude wind turbine installations of the 6 MW class.
In addition, the entire electrical system of the new 6 MW machine – including the medium-voltage system and the full converter – is now enclosed in the nacelle, which Siemens says speeds up both pre-commissioning and commissioning.
The company is currently in the process of thoroughly testing and validating the performance of the new wind turbine.