The world's largest and first 12 MW offshore wind turbine has already begun to generate power. The prototype, installed in the port of Maasvlakte-Rotterdam in the Netherlands, is 260 meters high, has a 220-meter rotor, and can generate energy for 16,000 homes.
In order to reduce losses, simplify the start-up process, improve efficiency, and increase the gross capacity factor, the Haliade X turbine incorporates a gas-insulated substation into the low section of the tower. The developed GIS module incorporates our power voltage transformer (PVT or SSVT), which provides the turbine with power when there is no wind. These PVT or SSVT are a highly reliable power source within the substation
This offshore wind turbine model by GE Renewable Energy has already been chosen for several offshore wind farms, including Dogger Bank in the UK as well as SkipJack and Dogger Bank in the US, with a total combined capacity of 4,800 MW.