Standing tall at 853 feet, this is world’s largest offshore wind turbine | GBRI


GE Renewable Energy has developed the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine that is almost three times the height of the Flat Iron building in New York City. Capable of powering 16,000 homes, the 12-megawatt Haliade-X will soon test its wings in England.

GE Renewable Energy and the British government-funded Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult signed a five-year agreement to test the massive machine at a power train test facility at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, Northumberland.

“This is an important agreement because it will enable us to prove Haliade-X in a faster way by putting it under controlled and extreme conditions,” John Lavelle, president and CEO of GE’s Offshore Wind business said in a statement.

It should be noted that bigger and more powerful wind turbines are appealing for wind farm operators as lesser turbines simplify operations and lower maintenance costs.

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