Siemens' giant turbine prototype approved

German turbine manufacturer Siemens is catching up to rival Vestas after a prototype for a giant wind turbine has been approved.

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After several years as the dominant player on the offshore wind market, Siemens has seen its rival Vestas gain ground with its gigantic V164-8.0 MW turbines, marketed by the company as the world's most powerful turbines.

With a prototype certification of its SWT-8.0-154 turbine from DNV GL, Siemens is one step closer to the launch of a giant turbine with the same size of 8 MW.

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