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EWEA OFFSHORE 2013: Certification for Siemens turbine

Siemens Wind Power has received a Provisional Type Certificate from GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) for its 6 MW offshore wind turbine.

The Provisional Type Certificate attests the conformity of the wind turbine design, manufacturing and testing processes for all safety relevant items with the normative references.

Siemens has developed the SWT-6.0 especially for the demanding conditions in offshore locations.

The first unit was installed in 2011 at the Høvsøre test site in Denmark with a 120 m rotor. The second 6 MW prototype with a 154 m rotor was installed in 2012 at the new national test centre at Østerild, Denmark.
In January 2013, Siemens installed two additional SWT-6.0 prototypes in the British offshore wind power plant at DONG Energy's demonstration project Gunfleet Sands III. Both turbines for this project are equipped with the
120 m rotor.
GL RC is contracted to carry out the type certification of Siemens’ 6 MW offshore turbine. Type certification is required in many countries around the world and is often a condition to apply for international wind power plant tenders.

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