Powered by change: Siemens Gamesa launches 14 MW offshore Direct Drive turbine with 222-meter rotor
- SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine released with nameplate capacity of 14 MW; can reach 15 MW with Power Boost
- 222-meter rotor diameter uses massive 108-meter long B108 blades
- Lifetime avoidance of approx. 1.4 million tons of CO2 emissions per machine compared to coal-fired power generation
- +25% Annual Energy Production increase vs. predecessor machine
- Light 500-ton nacelle weight enables optimized substructure at lower cost
- Prototype ready in 2021; commercially available in 2024
The winds of change have never been stronger, especially when it comes to meeting the world’s needs for clean, renewable energy. Siemens Gamesa’s new SG 14-222 DD offshore Direct Drive wind turbine now sees the light of day as a part of the solution.
With an unprecedented 14-megawatt (MW) capacity – reaching up to 15 MW using the company’s Power Boost function, a 222-meter diameter rotor, 108-meter long blades, and an astounding 39,000 m2 swept area, the newest Siemens Gamesa wind turbine stands tall in a world currently undergoing enormous upheaval.
“We’ve gone bigger for the better,” states Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, who continues: “Safely and sustainably providing clean energy for our customers and society-at-large is at the core of all we do. The new SG 14-222 DD is a global product which allows all of us take giant steps towards protecting and preserving our planet. We ourselves became carbon neutral in late 2019 and are on track towards meeting our long-term ambition of net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. Our installed fleet of over 100 GW both offshore and onshore abates more than 260 million tons of CO2 emissions annually.”