TÜV NORD Wins Contract for Most Powerful Siemens Gamesa Turbine
Siemens Gamesa has contracted TÜV NORD to provide certification for the SG 10.0-193 DD turbine, the company’s first 10+ MW unit.
TÜV NORD will carry out turbine design checks and prototype and type testing campaigns which will include load validation measurements, safety and functional tests, as well as performance measurements.
Based on the data obtained, the company will check whether the properties of the wind turbine meet the design evaluation.
At the same time, TÜV NORD will monitor if the production of the main components and the final assembly of the hub and nacelle comply with the design requirements and Siemens Gamesa specifications and whether the turbine is ready for series production.
Siemens Gamesa launched the SG 10.0-193 DD in January, with the prototype expected to be installed this year and commercial market deployment scheduled for 2022.
The 10MW rating is made possible through a larger generator diameter, building on the Siemens Gamesa Direct Drive generator technology. By increasing the rotor diameter to 193m, the turbine is said to offer up to 30% more AEP than its predecessor, the SG 8.0-167 DD.