Siemens Energy has been awarded final Type Certificate for its new 7-MW offshore wind turbine by DNV GL.
The certification, confirming the safety and reliability of the SWT-7.0-154 turbine, enables Siemens to bring its latest model to market ahead of schedule.
“Conscious of the current state of the industry it was vital we deliver this project on schedule. We understand our customers’ time pressures and the demand to continuously bring the latest turbine innovations to the market,” said Steffen Haupt of DNV.
The new Siemens turbine delivers almost 10 per cent more energy output than its 6-MW predecessor under offshore wind conditions, according to the announcement.
First order for the 7-MW turbine in October with 47 units has gone to the Walney Extension East project in the Irish Sea of Danish utility Dong Energy A/S. The deal is part of a frame agreement concluded between Dong Energy and Siemens in 2012.
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