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.


16,000*

HOMES CAN BE POWERED


63%

LEADING CAPACITY FACTOR


220 meter

ROTOR


260 meters

HEIGHT

*One Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine can power up to 16,000 European households according to wind conditions on a typical German North Sea site.

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

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

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.



VIDEO

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.



VIDEO

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.



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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.

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Get to know GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine

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SPECIFICATIONS

Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine technical specifications

Haliade-X 12 MW
Output (MW)  12 
Rotor Diameter (m)  220 
Total Height (m)  260 
Frequency (Hz)  50 
Gross AEP (GWh)  67 
Capacity Factor (%)  63 
IEC Wind Class  IB 
Haliade-X 12 MW
Output (MW)  12 
Rotor Diameter (m)  220 
Total Height (m)  260 
Frequency (Hz)  50 
Gross AEP (GWh)  67 
Capacity Factor (%)  63 
IEC Wind Class  IB 
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SERVICES

Services for GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind turbine

GE operates a global network of local service centers and offers a full range of packages and services in order to enhance availability, improve energy generation and optimize component and system lifetime.

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