Siemens Gamesa has taken the wraps off a new 10MW offshore wind turbine that offers up to 30% more annual energy production than its current 8MW offering.
The SG 10.0-193 comes with a 193-metre rotor and 94-metre blades.
Units will be market-ready in 2022 and a prototype is due to go up this year.
Siemens Gamesa said it will use components from previous platforms in the new machine.
“The new SG 10.0-193 DD combines experiences and knowledge from five generations of proven direct drive technology in one 10MW turbine,” said chief executive Markus Tacke.
“A showcase of strong performance, swift time-to-market, and low risk in the offshore wind energy market.”
Nacelles will “initially” be manufactured in Cuxhaven, German
“Siemens Gamesa has been applying its knowledge and experience directly into offshore wind turbines for decades,” added offshore chief executive Andreas Nauen.
“Utilizing proven components and concepts provides us with a strong, established value chain, with clear processes and skilled employees ready to go, leveraging on a fully- developed and industrialized supply chain.”
He added: “The Levelized Cost of Energy from offshore wind continues to decrease as industry scale and performance grow. New markets are developing across the globe, all of which require cost-efficient, reliable, and clean power for generations.
“The SG 10.0-193 DD enables us as market leaders to meet these needs in close cooperation with our customers, stakeholders, and society-at-large.”