28 Nov '17, 3pm

WindEurope 2017: Siemens Gamesa unveils new offshore turbine: NETHERLANDS: A 167-metre rotor and…

WindEurope 2017: Siemens Gamesa unveils new offshore turbine: NETHERLANDS: A 167-metre rotor and…

The major visual differences between the SG 8.0-167 DD and the current D6-D8 series are the longer blades — up from 75 metres to 81.5 metres for an MHI Vestas-beating rotor diameter of 167 metres — and the backward repositioning of the helicopter-hoisting platform. This was required to minimise personnel collision risk with the longer blades during hoisting operations. Another notable change is a nacelle cooler upgrade that allows easier upkeep. "The SG 8.0-167 DD is an evolution and incremental optimisation of the 6MW and 7MW platforms," said turbine-platform manager Henrik Olesen. "The nacelle and generator main structure and dimensions have remained unchanged to a large degree." The SWT-6.0-154, launched in 2011, has now been discontinued, with SGRE concentrating series production on the upgraded 7MW model, renamed as the SG 7.0-154 DD since Siemens' merger with Gamesa,...

Full article: https://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1451001/windeuro...

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