Driving efficiency and decreasing the cost of offshore wind energy
Introducing Haliade-X 12 MW, the most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world. GE is investing to develop the Haliade-X, the industry’s first 12 MW offshore wind turbine. In addition to being the most powerful wind turbine in the world, the Haliade-X is also the most efficient ocean-based wind platform, with a leading capacity factor of 63%. GE’s investment in the Haliade-X will help make offshore wind a more cost-effective and competitive source of clean energy.
HOMES CAN BE POWERED
LEADING CAPACITY FACTOR
ENGINEERED FOR PERFORMANCE
Key features from the Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine
The Haliade-X offshore turbine features a 12 MW capacity, 220-meter rotor, a 107-meter blade, and digital capabilities.
The Haliade-X 12 MW is not only the most powerful wind turbine in the world but also features a 63% capacity factor—five to seven points above industry standard. Capacity factor compares how much energy was generated against the maximum that could have been produced at continuous full power operation during a specific period of time. Each incremental point in capacity factor represents around $7 million in revenue for our customers over the life of a windfarm.
Power meets efficiency
Bottom line impact
Power meets efficiency
The combination of a bigger rotor, longer blades and higher capacity factor makes Haliade-X less sensitive to wind speed variations, increasing predictability and the ability to generate more power at low wind speeds. The Haliade-X can capture more Annual Energy Production (AEP) than any other offshore wind turbine even at low wind conditions.
One Haliade-X 12 MW turbine can generate up to 67 GWh* of gross annual energy production, providing enough clean energy to power 16,000* European households and save up to 42,000 metric tons of CO2, which is the equivalent of the emissions generated by 9,000 vehicles* in one year.
*According to wind conditions on a typical German North Sea site.
Bottom line impact
The Haliade-X 12 can bring higher profitability to customers with significant savings across offshore wind turbine manufacturing, installation cycle times, service and repairs.
While the Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine is well-suited for high-to-medium wind speed environments, its larger capacity can produce energy even at lower wind speeds, increasing profits and dramatically lowering the levelized cost of energy.
With fewer machines and offshore wind turbine foundations to install, in addition to reduced cycle times and simplified operation, the Haliade-X 12 MW generates robust savings on overall project cost (CAPEX Balance of Plant**) over the life of a windfarm, saving an average of $26 million per turbine per 100 MW when compared to Haliade 150-6MW.
**Balance of Plant (BOP) is the costs attributed to one unit over its lifetime – O&M, operating expenses.
Digital tools are currently being developed exclusively for the offshore environment with an operations approach, that will help customers perform remote diagnostics, improve time management (less time at sea) and optimize operations.
Haliade-X offshore wind turbine - installation time lapse
Installation time lapse of the world's most powerful wind turbine - GE Renewable Energy's Haliade-X - in Rotterdam port, the Netherlands.
World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine
Introducing the Haliade-X 12 MW, the most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world, with 220-meter rotor, 107-meter blade, leading capacity factor (63%), and digital capabilities.
Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle unveiled
GE Renewable Energy has revealed the first manufactured components of the Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine at its production site in Saint-Nazaire, France.
Get to know GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine
Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine technical specifications
Services for GE's offshore wind turbines
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