World’s largest offshore wind turbine rotor going into operation
6-MW installation to produce electricity for 6,000 households.
HAMBURG, Germany — Siemens Energy’s B75, the world largest rotor blade, is on the ground and ready to be assembled on the hub.
Siemens Energy is field testing its new 154-metre rotor for the 6-megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark.
The SWT-6.0-154 turbine is equipped with the world’s longest rotor blades – each blade is 75 metres in length.
With a rotor diameter of 154 metres, each SWT-6.0-154 turbine can produce 25 million kilowatt hours of electricity from offshore locations, enough to supply 6,000 households.
Siemens installed the first prototype of the turbine using a 120-metre rotor in May 2011 has been operating successfully for more than a year.
Siemens energy, based in Hamburg, Germany, is a global supplier of power generation systems.