GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12-MW wind turbine prototype in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam during the summer of 2019. The offshore wind turbine will feature a 220-meter rotor, a 107-meter blade designed by LM Wind Power, and digital capabilities. The agreement includes five years of testing and a 15-year full service Operation and Maintenance agreement.

Initially, the prototype will be installed onshore at the Port of Rotterdam to guarantee access for testing, which will allow GE to collect data needed to obtain a Type Certificate. This certificate is an integral step in being able to commercialize the product in 2021, according to Windpower.

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