Samsung 7MW rises in Scotland

Samsung 7MW

Samsung's 7MW prototype will tower above Energy Park Fife

Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI's) gigantic 7MW offshore wind turbine prototype is nearing completion in the shallow waters off Methil, northeast Scotland.

The jacket and tower for the S-7.0-171 are scheduled to be mated to the nacelle by Friday at Energy Park Fife (EPF) by contractor Graham Construction, with bolt-on of the blades to follow.

Fully assembled, the machine will be the world’s largest and most powerful installed turbine, with its blade-tips reaching 196 metres above sea level and a nacelle height of 110 metres.

“The weather is a critical factor for this complex installation operation and we are delighted to have had the right conditions to proceed with the tower installation,” says SHI deputy project director Youngjae Lee.

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