Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine.
According to SGRE, the new turbine offers up to 30% more annual energy production (AEP) than its predecessor, the SG 8.0-167 DD, thanks to an increased rotor diameter to 193 meters. Its 94-meter-long blades provide a swept area of 29,300 square meters; each blade is almost the length of a soccer field.
“The new SG 10.0-193 DD combines experiences and knowledge from five generations of proven direct-drive technology in one 10 MW turbine – a showcase of strong performance, swift time-to-market and low risk in the offshore wind energy market,” says Markus Tacke, CEO of SGRE.
The technology of the offshore direct-drive platform allows for the reuse of most components from previous generations, providing a short time to market, notes Siemens Gamesa. The nacelles will initially be manufactured at SGRE’s factory in Cuxhaven, Germany.
The AEP of one SG 10.0-193 DD is sufficient to supply about 10,000 European households with electricity, says SGRE, meaning that an offshore wind project with 20 of these turbines would cover the annual electricity consumption of a city the size of Liverpool.
A prototype for the new turbine is expected to be installed this year. SGRE anticipates commercial market deployment in 2022.