Equinor and SSE will use the world’s largest turbines in a huge project

Equinor extreme profitability statoilEquinor headquarters at Forus, Stavanger. Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix

At the huge UK offshore wind project Dogger Bank, Equinor and SSE have chosen to use the world’s largest turbines of around 12 megawatts from the company GE.

Haliade-X from US GE has a capacity of 12 megawatts each, which is about double the capacity of the company’s largest turbines to date, writes E24.

Special advisor Andreas Thon Aasheim in the renewable organization Norwea tells the online newspaper that the turbine is the world’s largest and most efficient, and that it is a good investment.

– “Ocean wind is a lot about the costs associated with the number of turbines. The fewer turbines, the lower the investment cost. Bigger is better, simple and fine,” he says.

Equinor, together with British SSE Renewables, will build the large offshore wind project, which will supply 4.5 million households in the UK with electricity. The project consists of three sub-projects, each of 1,200 megawatts, and will cost a total of up to NOK 100 billion. The offshore wind park will be the world’s largest.

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