Siemens Gamesa starts installing first 14MW offshore wind turbine prototype in Denmark

European turbine manufacturer installs tower topping 150 metres for SG 14-222 DD at test site in Østerild

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has started installing the prototype of its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine in Denmark.

The turbine manufacturer has installed the 150-metre-plus tower at a test site in Østerild.

It is due to add the nacelle and 108-metre blades in the coming weeks.

The company aims to complete installation by the end of the year, a spokeswoman advised.

When completed, the turbine will become the world’s most powerful operational wind turbine, surpassing  GE’s 13MW Haliade-X prototype, which is installed in the Netherlands.

Since first announcing its 14MW offshore wind turbine in May 2020, Siemens Gamesa has received provisional orders to supply its SG 14-222 DD turbine at projects in the UK, the US and Asia Pacific.

It plans to begin serial production in 2024.

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