in News Departments > Products & Technologies
print the content item

GL Renewables Certification has awarded a prototype certification to Siemens Wind Power's SWT-6.0-154 6 MW offshore wind turbine.

The prototype certification is a prerequisite for the testing of the turbine. Field testing of the company's new 154-meter rotor for the 6 MW offshore wind turbine began in Osterild, Denmark, on Oct. 6.

The prototype certificate confirms the wind turbine design's compliance with the requirements of the executive order from the Danish Energy Authority No. 651, which asks for a plausibility check of a prototype on the basis of the design documentation.

Siemens Wind Power developed its new 6 MW wind turbine for use at sea. The direct-drive wind turbine is equipped with what are currently the world's longest rotor blades, at 75 meters.

GL Renewables Certification has also been contracted to carry out the type certification of the SWT-6.0-154 offshore turbine and is currently involved in the design evaluation process. A type certification is required in many countries around the world and is often a condition to apply for international wind farm tenders.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015