DNV GL boost for Siemens 6MW

The Siemens 6MW turbine at Hunterston

The Siemens 6MW turbine at Hunterston

Siemens has secured type certification for its D6 offshore wind turbine from DNV GL.

The German group said the certification includes a 25-year lifespan and marks another step forward in development of the SWT-6.0-154 direct-drive machine.

DNV GL specialists were given access to Siemens’ facilities in Denmark, and to Hunterston, UK, where a prototype of the 154-metre-rotor turbine is deployed.

The certification process looked at the turbine design, plus its manufacturing, installation and commissioning processes.

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