GE Renewable Energy announced the shipment of the four tower sections that will be part of GE’s Haliade-X 12-MW prototype to be installed later this summer in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam (NL). The four segments at tower manufacturer GRI’s site in Seville, will be arriving in the Netherlands before the end of the month.
Upon arrival in Rotterdam, a series of pre-assembly works will take place, including the installation of some tower segments. After the nacelle and blade components arrive later in the summer, local teams will complete the prototype installation.
“The shipping of tower sections is another important milestone in the development of our Haliade-X 12-MW prototype in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam,” said John Lavelle, President & CEO of Offshore Wind at GE Renewable Energy. “Our teams in Cherbourg and Saint-Nazaire are rapidly progressing on Haliade-X assembly, and we are working to get the unit fully installed before the end of the summer.”
Haliade-X 12-MW nacelle is currently being assembled in Saint-Nazaire (France), while its 107-meter long blades are being manufactured at LM Wind Power site in Cherbourg (France). Nacelle and blades will be shipped to Maasvlakte-Rotterdam and installed before the end of the summer.
The Haliade- X will host 220-meter rotor blades and tower 260 meters over the sea — that’s more than five times the size of the iconic Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
Haliade-X 12-MW is a multi-million investment that will help that will help reduce offshore wind’s cost of energy in order to make it a more competitive source of clean and renewable energy.