Work to install a prototype of GE Renewable Energy's Haliade-X 12MW wind turbine is progressing, with a ceremonial ground-breaking ceremony taking place Monday in Maasvlakte, Rotterdam. The event was organized by Future Wind and marks the beginning of preparatory activities to host the offshore wind turbine at the site.
Construction of the turbine's foundations began earlier this year. Its nacelle, blades and tower prototype parts will arrive later this summer. In January 2019, GE Renewable Energy signed an agreement with Future Wind, a joint venture between SIF Holding Netherlands and Pondera Development, to install the prototype.