Record! The largest wind turbine in the world is installed in China in 24 hours

Isbel Lázaro.
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Inspenet, November 28, 2023.

In an impressive demonstration of efficiency and technical prowess, the Goldwind company has completed the installation of the world’s largest wind turbine in a record time of 24 hours. This turbine, with a nominal capacity of 16 MW, is not only distinguished by its size, but also by the speed with which it was installed.

The largest wind turbine in the world

The wind giant, technically called GWH252-16MW, is presented as a colossus in the renewable energy panorama. Its energy generation capacity is significant, marking important progress in the fight against climate change and in the search for more sustainable and efficient energy sources.

Goldwind’s GWH252-16MW turbine is not only distinguished by its size and speed of installation, but also by its impressive power generation capacity. This turbine has managed to set a record in energy production, generating 384.1 megawatt-hours (MWh) in a 24-hour period.

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With a rotor diameter of 252 meters , the GWH252-16MW is capable of capturing a significant amount of wind energy and efficiently converting it into electricity. This production capacity is enough to supply approximately 170,000 homes.

The challenges behind its installation

It should be noted that the installation of large wind turbines, such as Goldwind’s GWH252-16MW, poses particular challenges, such as the transport and assembly of extremely bulky and heavy components in the middle of the ocean, as well as the need to work in harsh weather conditions. often unfavorable maritime conditions.

One of the main challenges is the depth of the sea where these turbines are placed. As depth increases, more robust foundations and more sophisticated installation techniques are required. Goldwind has overcome these obstacles by implementing innovative strategies and tools that enable quick and safe installation. This not only reduces construction times and associated costs, but also minimizes the environmental impact during the installation phase.

Another critical aspect is logistics. Transporting colossal parts such as the blades, tower and nacelle (the structure that contains the turbine’s generating components) requires careful planning and specialized vessels. Efficiency in this process is crucial to keeping costs down and meeting installation deadlines.

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