A prototype of GE’s massive new wind turbine will be installed in the industrial area of Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam. Rotterdam’s skyline will soon feature the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine . GE Renewable Energy announced on Wednesday it will install the first 12-megawatt Haliade-X prototype in the Dutch city this summer. Although it’s an offshore wind turbine by design, the prototype will be installed onshore to facilitate access for testing. EcoWatch has written about this giant machine before . At 853-feet tall, it’s about three times the height of the Flatiron building in New York City. Its massive rotor diameter of 722 feet is roughly the tower height of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge above water. It’s not only big, it’s incredibly powerful. On its own, a single Haliade-X can generate enough power to supply 16,000 European households, GE touts , adding that a 750-megawatt wind farm configuration could produce enough power for up to 1 million homes. World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Can Power 16,000 Homes https://t.co/Nrt218r1Zz @AWEA @ClimateReality… https://t.co/kTssTHGDqi — EcoWatch (@EcoWatch) 1524590112.0 Once it’s up and running, the size and strength of the Haliade-X will surpass MHI Vestas’ 9-megawatt turbines installed at […]

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