ZAMUDIO, Spain – Siemens Gamesa has unveiled its new SG 14-222 DD offshore Direct Drive (DD) wind turbine.
This provides up to 15 MW capacity and features a 222-m (728-ft) diameter rotor, N108 108-m (354-ft) long blades.
The company claims the turbine offers an increase of more than 25% in annual energy production compared to its established SG 11.0-200 DD offshore wind turbine.
Another feature is a low nacelle weight of 500 metric tons (551 tons), which allows safe use of an optimized tower and foundation substructure. According to the company, this leads to lower costs per turbine by minimizing sourced materials and reducing transportation needs.
More than 1,000 of the company’s Direct Drive offshore wind turbines have been installed globally, with orders received for 1,000 more, and installations planned in new offshore markets such as the US and France.