Siemens Gamesa has had one of its offshore wind turbines certified ‘typhoon-resistant’ by the IEC.
This means the turbines are able to withstand wind speeds reaching 57 metres per second for 10 minutes and three-second gusts of up to 79.8 metres per second according to the IEC.
The certification follows its recent deal to supply ‘typhoon-resistant’ turbines for an onshore wind cluster in Japan.
Marc Becker, CEO of the Siemens Gamesa Offshore Business Unit, commented: “We are driven to ensure that our turbines can sustain the extreme weather events such as typhoons seen in Asia Pacific.
“We’re thus tremendously proud to have received this second rotor-nacelle assembly type certification. With the region poised to become even more significant globally, it strengthens our focus on delivering value to our customers.”