Final piece ready to install largest offshore turbine
The 115-meter blades are on their way to site
SG 14-236 DD PROTOTYPE | SERIES
Brande / 20 December 2022
Developing wind technology is not just what we do, it is part of who we are. Built on sound technology, the first prototype of the SG 14-236 DD – the newest member to the Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbine family – is now being installed at the Danish national test center for large wind turbines in Osterild.
In this series we celebrate the talent behind the machine. Through some of the people on the team we invite you to take a look behind the scenes and learn more about how we assemble one of the largest turbines on earth!
Project Manager Finn Brandborg Soerensen was there as these impressive 115-meter components left the production halls. Just to put it into perspective, these components are over seven meters longer than the length of a soccer field.
“In a project like this we are doing a lot of things for the very first time, opening doors to places we have never been before. My most important job is to follow up on all milestones and clear all roadblocks for the team to meet their targets,” explains Finn.
Can you let us in on some of the secrets behind developing a new machine, like the SG 14-236 DD?
Prior to taking our offshore turbines to the next level output in terms of performance, there are a lot of steps and smaller-scale tests of different blades with a new product like this. Also, larger improvements are needed to meet the new demands, e.g., surface structure and added forces on the blades.
Taking the developments from laboratory to production is part of the prototype development, and for this to happen requires an immense amount of close collaboration in the engineering teams – and that is the absolute key.
A few words on the future?
Our industry – the wind industry – is very young. But our impact on the world and our lives – our sustainability footprint – is already enormous. This industry will only grow bigger, I have no doubt about it!
The full journey in images