Siemens Gamesa is claiming a world record power output for its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine.
The prototype of the 14MW machine turning at Osterild in Denmark since last December managed to produce 359MWh in a 24-hour period, the Spanish-German OEM said on Monday, a figure it claimed was the most by a single turbine in that timeframe.
Siemens Gamesa reckons that's enough to power a medium-sized electric car for 1.8 million kilometres.
The SG 14-222 DD is Siemens Gamesa’s flagship model in the offshore wind sector, where the turbine has already secured a string of big orders globally, most recently at the 882MW Moray West project in Scotland.
The Siemens Gamesa turbine is among a clutch of supersized machines from western and Chinese OEMs vying to equip giga-scale projects, with the likes of Vestas, and China's MingYang and Goldwind also in the frame.
Pacesetter GE Renewable Energy in 2020 claimed a record 312MWh for its Haliade-X offshore wind prototype in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, operating at 13MW.