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Royal HaskoningDHV was selected by GE Renewable Energy and GMB for the design of the foundation of the Haliade-X 12 MW prototype. GE Renewable Energy and FutureWind decided to build the Haliade-X 12 MW prototype at the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
The design of the foundation is based on a piled foundation, with a large concrete block on top; 28 meter diameter, 4 meters thick in the center. The turbine has an installed capacity of 12MW and a rotor-diameter of over 200 meters. Although the turbine is meant for off-shore purposes, the testing is done on-shore. This makes running tests and accessibility easier.
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