Siemens Wind Power Turbine Certified

Press Release
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Photo (from left to right): Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Head of Research & Development at Siemens Wind Power, and Axel Dombrowski, Head of Department Machinery Components and Electrical Engineering at GL Renewables Certification.

Siemens Wind Power has received offshore prototype certification from GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) for testing its new 6 megawatt offshore wind turbine at DONG Energy's Gunfleet Sands III demonstration project in the UK. This will be the first offshore test of this new offshore wind turbine.

Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, head of research and development at Siemens Wind Power received the Prototype Certificate from Axel Dombrowski, GL RC's head of department machinery components and electrical engineering, at Siemens' R&D Headquarters in Brande, Denmark. The Prototype Certificate confirms the wind turbine design's compliance with the requirements of the GL Guideline for offshore wind turbines Edition 2005.

Siemens developed the SWT-6.0 for the conditions in offshore locations. The first unit was installed in 2011 at the Høvsøre test site in Denmark with a 120 m rotor. The second 6-MW-prototype with a 154 m rotor was installed in 2012 at the new national test center at Østerild, Denmark. In January 2013, Siemens installed two additional SWT-6.0 prototypes in the British offshore wind power plant at
DONG Energy`s demonstration project Gunfleet Sands III. Both machines for this project are equipped with the 120 m rotor.

GL RC has also been contracted to carry out the type certification of the offshore turbine and is currently involved in the design evaluation process. Type certification is required in many countries around the world and is often a condition to apply for international wind power plant tenders.

GL RC published its new "Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines," Edition 2012. The Guideline was compiled in cooperation with its Wind and Marine Energy Committee. The updated guideline tracks the main developments in the offshore wind industry, for example, the increased size of turbines and mitigation of loads using advanced, intelligent control systems.

www.gl-group.com

 

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

Arctic Oil: Bourbon to Enter Arctic Market in 2016

Bourbon plans to enter the growing Arctic Offshore market in 2016 with a new Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel built by the Vard shipyard. This AHTS (Anchor

Total CEO: EU Must Fight US Crude Export Law

First major public appearance of new Total head; he challenges European politicians to fight US ban. The new head of French energy major Total challenged Europe to fight Washington over the U.

GAC Starts Hull Cleaning Op'ns in Oman

GAC EnvironHull hull cleaning operations using the brush-and-diver-free HullWiper system starting at the port of Sohar, just outside the Gulf of Hormuz. This

Energy

Arctic Oil: Bourbon to Enter Arctic Market in 2016

Bourbon plans to enter the growing Arctic Offshore market in 2016 with a new Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel built by the Vard shipyard. This AHTS (Anchor

Libyan Government: Ports, Oil Fields Safe

Libyan oil ports and fields are safe and under government control, the country's interior minister said on Friday after visting the eastern Brega port. "This

China to Import 335 MT of Naphtha, Wants More

China is set to import more than 335,000 tonnes of naphtha and diesel, rare moves for the world's no. 2 oil consumer given it has been self-sufficient at meeting domestic oil product demand,

Wind Power

Fukushima Offshore Floating Wind Farm Update

A consortium has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since March 2012.

Class NK Eyes Singapore Renewable Energy Facility

ClassNK has launched a feasibility study for a new marine renewable energy testing facility to be built in Singapore.   The announcement was made at the 2014

Experimental Floating Wind Farm Nears Installation

Launched in March 2012, the Fukushima experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is nearing the installation

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.7775 sec (1 req/sec)