Seville, Spain (PortSEurope) June 11, 2019 – Seville port started on Tuesday the loading of sections that make up the largest offshore wind turbine in the world, manufactured by the company GRI Sevilla, a prototype developed for the offshore wind division of General Electric.
The tower will support the largest wind turbine on the market with an electric generating capacity of 12 MW, equivalent to the electricity needed to serve 16,000 homes.
Also, the tower is composed of four sections with a total length of 135 metres. Including the blades, the wind turbine reaches a total height of 260 metres, with a rotation diameter of 220 metres.
The manufacture of the wind tower has been a process engineering challenge for the joint team formed by GRI Sevilla and General Electric, which began to build it in December and completed it in May.
GRI Renewable Industries, consolidates its position as the leading industrial supplier in the manufacture of wind towers and flanges for the renewable energy markets.
Ten years of experience have turned GRI Renewable Industries into a solid company within the wind energy industry with a total of 16 factories in 8 countries: Spain, Brazil, India, China, United States, Turkey, South Africa and Argentina.
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