General Electric revealed its plans for Haliade-X, an offshore wind turbine which claims to be the biggest and most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world.
Standing three times taller than the typical wind turbine and even the Statue of Liberty, the Haliade-X will stand 260 meters tall. It is expected to have 107-meter-long blades. It will be able to generate 67 gigawatt-hours (GWh) a year based on wind conditions at a typical site in the German North Sea.
GE Renewable Energy’s President and CEO, Jerome Pecresse said that, “The Haliade-X will set a new benchmark for cost of electricity, thus driving more offshore growth.”
Over the next three to five years, General Electric will spend more than $400 million on the development and deployment of the turbine. The company claims to initiate the shipping of the turbine in 2021 but no details have been given out regarding its initial location.