Siemens Gamesa claims wind turbine world record

Siemens Gamesa has claimed a world record for power generation from one wind turbine in a 24-hour period.

Siemens Gamesa's SG 14-222 DD prototype turbine at the Østerild test centre in Denmark

Its SG 14-222 DD prototype turbine at the Østerild test site in Denmark produced 359MWh – enough power to drive 1.8 million km in a mid-sized electric car – in a 24-hour period, the European manufacturer claimed.

The turbine has a nameplate capacity of 14MW. However, it has a power boost mode that can increase output up to 15MW.

Between 12.30pm on 6 October and 12.30pm on 7 October it was able to run for 24 hours with an average output of 14.95MW – producing 359MWh – a Siemens Gamesa spokeswoman explained.

The power utility company at the test site verified the power production figures, the turbine maker stated.

Siemens Gamesa has received orders – both firm orders and preferred supplier agreements – to supply its flagship offshore wind turbine for projects off the UK, Taiwan and the US.

It plans to begin full market deployment from 2024.