Building Giant 505-Feet Wind Turbines Offshore is No Easy Task!

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Siemens offshore wind turbine

credit: Siemens AG

German engineering firm and big wind power player Siemens has released photos of the installation of two gigantic gearless 6-megawatt offshore wind turbines at the Gunfleet Sands III wind farm. The turbines are interesting, but so is the special ship being used.

They call it the SEA INSTALLER, and because it was designed with this kind of work in mind, it should reduce the cost of installing these huge offshore turbines, an especially challenging task now that 10MW and bigger turbines are on the horizon.