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GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW Turbine Obtains Provisional Type Certificate by DNV GL

Paris, France - The GE Renewable Energy Haliade-X 12 MW prototype, the world’s most powerful wind turbine operating to date, has received a provisional type certificate from DNV-GL, the world’s largest independent certification body in mid June 2020 last month.

According to the windturbine manufacturer this certification demonstrates the GE’s Haliade-X prototype has the highest safety and quality standards, and provides evidence that its design is on-track to meet the full type certification requirements. Testing activities of the 107-meter long blade currently taking place at UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in Blyth, and at Boston’s Wind Technology Testing Center in the US, will continue as planned to complete the documentation required to get the full type certificate in the months to come, GE points out.

“This is a very important milestone for us as it confirms the robustness of our Haliade-X 12 MW design, and gives certainty to our current and future customers who believe in the attributes of our platform”, said John Lavelle, CEO of Offshore Wind at GE Renewable Energy said. “GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW is a significant breakthrough for the offshore wind industry. Developing new and innovative technology always brings an element of uncertainty and risk. Type certification is a vital measure to demonstrate that new turbines will operate safely, reliably and according to requirements and we are proud to provide our offshore wind expertise to this important new technology development and support our customers enter into new markets”, Dr. Kim Moerk, Executive Vice President for Renewables Certification at DNV GL added.

The Haliade-X technology has been selected as preferred wind turbine for the 120 MW Skip Jack and 1,100 MW Ocean Wind projects in the US, and the 3,600 MW Dogger Bank offshore windfarm in the UK. All combined, GE’s Haliade-X technology will power more than 5 million households in both countries. Haliade-X serial production will start at GE’s Saint-Nazaire factory in France during the second half of 2021.



Source: IWR Online, 28 Jul 2020