Mitsubishi to unveil new turbine

Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe will unveil the blueprint of its latest wind turbine this week at the EWEA Offshore Wind conference in Amsterdam.

The SeaAngel turbine will have a minimum generating capacity of 7MW and a rotor diameter of over 165 metres and is being targeted at the UK offshore market.

Mitsubishi said initial testing of a prototype will start next year, with full-scale trials due to take place in the UK in 2013.

Chief executive Akio Fukui said the SeaAngel would be “unique in both size and technology and will play an important role in helping to maintain and enhance the UK’s pre-eminent global position in the offshore wind sector.”

EWEA Offshore Wind opens tomorrow and runs until Thursday.

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