With the latest addition of the new wind turbines at Burbo Bank which stand tall at 195 metres, they become the world's largest wind turbines.
Every couple of years, a newer, taller model of wind turbine is unveiled. Taking a look at Dong Energy's model of turbines over the years we can see one clear difference; size.
In 1991, Dong installed wind turbines at the Vindeby offshore wind farm in Denmark which stood at 35 metres from hub to base with a rotor diameter of 35m, bringing it's actual height to 52.5 metres. Fast forward to now and from the hub to the base, the new Burbo Bank turbines stand at 113m, with a rotor diameter of 164m, bringing it's actual height to 195 metres. That is almost 4x larger than Vindelby.
In the space of 25 years, wind turbines provided by Dong have grown by 400%. If this trend continues, it would not be a great surprise if we see wind turbines with heights nearing 800 metres by the mid 2040's.