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Project Cargo: What are the World’s Largest Wind Turbines?

The transportation and installation of offshore wind turbines is a complete process conducted over several phases, usually in sequence. There are several factors that can turn this process into a challenge. These factors can either be due to offshore site conditions or the technical limitations of the installation vessels.

The world’s largest offshore wind turbine, Haliade-X, is also the world’s most-productive. Here’s more information about it:

Developed and developing countries are now turning to renewable energy for their future. Like all technology in this area, offshore wind turbine technology is evolving every day. With a length of 260 meters, a 220-meter rotor, 107 meters of wings, and 12 MW of electricity production capacity, Haliade-X has the world’s largest offshore wind turbine title.

When it starts spinning, the wings of Haliade-X will also be the world’s most productive wind turbine. Haliade-X has a full capacity factor of 63%. That number might sound like a little bit, but even a 1% increase in the total production amount will cause an increase of $7 million, making the size of efficiency clearer.

The Haliade-X turbine, with a length of 260 meters (half the Empire State building), has the potential to maximize the oversea wind industry – producing 12 megawatts energy per 107 meter-long wing. This capacity is 26% higher than the current industry’s top rate, such that a single Haliade-X turbine has the capacity to meet the energy needs of the 16,000 housing.

Following the massive size of the Haliade-X turbine, here are ten of the world’s largest wind turbines, with stats on each:

Take a look at ten of the biggest wind turbines available on the market today.

1. MHI Vestas V164-9.5MW

Power rating: 9.5MW
Rotor diameter: 164m
Drivetrain: Medium-speed geared
IEC Class: S

2. Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD

Power rating 8MW
Rotor diameter 167m
Drivetrain: Direct drive
IEC Class S (1B)

3. Goldwind GW154 6.7MW
Power rating: 6.7MW
Rotor diameter: 154m
Drivetrain: Permanent magnet direct drive
IEC Class: I

4. Senvion 6.2M152
Power rating: 6.15MW
Rotor diameter: 152m
Drivetrain: High-speed geared
IEC Class: S

5. GE Haliade 150-6MW
Power rating: 6MW
Rotor diameter: 150m
Drivetrain: Direct drive
IEC Class: IB

6. Ming Yang SCD 6.0
Power rating: 6MW
Rotor diameter: 140m
Drivetrain: Medium-speed geared
IEC Class: IIB

7. Doosan WindS500
Power rating: 5.5MW
Rotor diameter: 140m
Drivetrain: High-speed geared
IEC Class: I

8. Hitachi HTW5.2-136
Power rating: 5.2MW
Rotor diameter: 126-136m
Drivetrain: Medium-speed geared
IEC Class: S

9. CSIC Haizhuang H151-5.0MW
Power rating: 5MW
Rotor diameter: 151m
Drivetrain: High-speed geared
IEC Class: IIB

10. Adwen AD 5-135
Power rating: 5MW
Rotor diameter: 135m
Drivetrain: Low-speed geared
IEC Class: IA

MTS Logistics specializes in project cargo logistics and transportation, in addition to the other areas of our business. If your business is looking at making investments in wind turbines, or other large cargoes, please reach out to us and an expert will assist with your specialty cargo needs.

Onur Akarca
Onur Akarcahttp://www.mts-logistics.com
Onur was born and raised in Turkey, where he got his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Onur worked as a Logistic Manager for a garment importing company for 10 years before joining MTS. He has been working in sales at MTS Logistics since February 2008. Having been on the other side as a logistics manager for a garment importing company helps him to understand what customers need from a logistics partner, especially for time sensitive cargoes like garment. Fun Fact: Onur loves skiing and soccer!
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