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

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Siemens offshore wind turbine

credit: Siemens AG

Siemens writes: "This central component is approximately 15 meters long and has a diameter of about 6.5 meters. This wind turbine designed specifically for offshore service is based on the Siemens gearless drive concept. Thanks to its approximately 50 percent fewer components and a smaller number of rotating parts it is possible to significantly reduce service costs as well as weight. This helps further cut the costs of offshore technology."