31 Jan '13, 10am

Giant Wind Turbines Installed off the U.K. Coast

Work on commissioning the direct drive turbines has now begun and the demonstration project is expected to start generating electricity in spring 2013. Two prototypes have already been installed onshore in Høvsøre and Osterild, Denmark, at DTU's national wind turbine test centre , but this project is the first time the 6-MW turbines have been tested offshore. Renewable Energy World spoke with Henrik Stiesdal, chief technology officer at Siemens Wind Power, about the demonstration project, Siemens’ contract with DONG Energy, and the turbine development process. The Tests When asked how long the demonstration project will run, Stiesdal said the two turbines are "intended to be energy-producing machines – so their lifespan will be as long as the rest of the wind power plant", projected for 20 years. The 6-MW turbines are designed for a 25-year life. Testing will proceed durin...

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