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.