The tower sections of GE Renewable Energy’s 12MW Haliade-X prototype have arrived in the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

The four segments, fabricated at contractor GRI’s factory in Seville, Spain, will now be bolted together as part of the flagship machine, which will measure 260-metres tall from base to tip once fully assembled with nacelle and blades, being manufactured at GE’s Cherbourg and Saint-Nazaire plants in France.

Recharge was the first to report development of the giant turbine when it was unveiled in March last year as a rival to the giant machines offered by MHI Vestas and Siemens Gamesa.

Vattenfall recently announced it would deploy of the Haliade-X 12MW on its future projects in European waters.