The SWT-7.0-154, which is built around a direct-drive transmission system, is calculated to be capable of churning out 10% more power than its forerunner.

“With the increase of power output, our new direct-drive offshore wind turbine takes a major stride forward,” says Siemens Wind Power chief executive Michael Hannibal.

“Cost reduction through innovation is a key factor in our activities: we retained the proven reliability of the predecessor by refining only the components needed for the power uprate."