The world's most powerful wind turbines will be used in the world’s largest offshore wind farm, GE Renewable Energy said Tuesday.
GE said today's most powerful offshore wind turbine, Haliade-X, has a 12-megawatt generator with a 220-meter height.
The U.K.'s major offshore wi̇nd farm project, Dogger Bank Wind Farms, which will consist of three projects located in the North Sea with a combined capacity of up to 3.6 gigawatts, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm once complete.
The project will be able to provide enough clean, low-carbon energy to power over 4.5 million homes annually.
Onshore construction is expected to commence in early 2020, and first energy generation is expected in 2023.
The project is a 50:50 joint venture between Equinor and SSE Renewables.
"The Haliade-X is capable of transforming more wind into power than any other offshore wind turbine in the industry, making offshore wind a more competitive source of energy," GE said.
The company said the final number of turbines to be installed at Dogger Bank would be confirmed in due course.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic