AWEA 2017: Senvion to launch 10MW+ offshore wind turbine

GERMANY: Manufacturer Senvion has said it will give details on a 10MW+ offshore wind turbine at the WindEurope Offshore Wind event in London next month.

Senvion currently offers a 6.2MW offshore wind turbine with 126- and 152-metre rotors

Senvion's vice-president of corporate communications and marketing, Immo von Fallois, revealed the plans at the AWEA Windpower 2017 event (23-25 May) in California.

He told reporters that Senvion is planning to reveal the, as yet, unnamed turbine in London, and stopped short on giving any further details.

"It's not ready now, but we know when we will deliver and we have all the facts and figures," he said.

"We're coming with a very big turbine," Fallois added. 

Senvion is set to become the first major OEM to confirm plans for a 10MW-plus turbine. Joint venture MHI Vestas currently has the largest know offshore wind turbine, offering a 9MW version of its V164 machine to the market. 

Offshore wind turbine leader Siemens offers an 8MW, but teased plans for a 10MW-plus machine at RenewableUK's Global Offshore Wind event in Manchester in June 2016. 

Elsewhere, Siemens' now-subsidary Adwen also offers an 8MW machine, with a world leading rotor diameter of 180-metres. 

Senvion itself offers a 6.2MW turbine with a 152-metre rotor, which received its first order in September 2016 for the 203MW Trianel Borkum II project.

GE, the other player in offshore wind still offers its 6MW Haliade turbine, installed at the US' first offshore wind project, the 30MW Block Island site.