GE’s Haliade-X prototype reaches two-year milestone operating in Rotterdam


The Netherlands The Haliade-X prototype from GE Renewable Energy has been operational for two years in Rotterdam, a port city in the Netherlands, making it the first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine to reach this milestone.

The prototype was first commissioned in November 2019 at a capacity of 12 MW, representing a significant advancement in the industry. Since then, GE Renewable Energy has used its expertise in wind turbine operation and optimization to increase the prototype’s capacity to 13 MW and 14 MW.

The Haliade-X has received multiple certifications in the last two years, including the 12 MW, 13 MW, 13.6 MW, and Typhoon certifications. The GE Renewable Energy team has also begun certification measurements on the Haliade-X 14 MW, the world’s first 14 MW offshore wind turbine.

Haliade-X reduces emissions

One 14 MW turbine can generate up to 74 GWh of gross annual energy production, saving up to 52,000 metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of 11,000 vehicles’ emissions in a year. Eneco, a Dutch utility company, purchases all of the electricity generated by the Haliade-X prototype.

The Dogger Bank A and B wind farms, located off the north-east coast of England, will feature 190 Haliade-X turbines and, when completed, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm. GE Renewable Energy will also provide 62 Haliade-X turbines for Vineyard Wind 1, the United States’ first utility-scale offshore wind installation.