world’s largest wind turbines start spinning off the UK coast
 

world’s largest wind turbines start spinning off the UK coast

danish energy company dong energy has just put the finishing touches on an extended wind farm off the coast of liverpool. the turbins making up the farm take the title of world’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines, each measuring a huge 195 M in height. the project marks the first time that the skyscraper-sized machines have been used anywhere in the world, marking an important milestone for the wind power industry. whilst an typical wind turbines generate a power of about 3.6 MW (million watts) dong energy’s supersized turbines reach up to 8 MW—that’s enough to power a whole house for a day with just a single turn.

 

 

the new turbines form an extension to the renown ‘burbo bank’ situated off the coast of liverpool. henrik poulsen, DONG energy chief executive officer explains that ‘the burbo bank extension showcases the rapid innovation in the offshore wind industry. less than ten years ago at burbo bank, we were the first to install siemens 3.6MW wind turbines and in this short time, the wind turbines have more than doubled in capacity.’

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    technology news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    490,136 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample