The new 6.15MW turbine features a rotor diameter of 152m, which is larger compared to the last generation, the REpower 6.2M126, enabling increase in energy yield by up to 20% at wind speeds of 9.5m/s, and can generate enough electricity to power around 4,000 homes.

The turbine’s nacelle will be constructed offshore at a height ranging between 95m and 110m, the company claims.

REpower Systems, a Suzlon Energy company, has already sold the prototype REpower 6.2M152 and together with its customer, it will construct the prototype with a hub height of 124m at an onshore site in northern Germany with commissioning expected by the end of 2014.

The company will begin commercial production of REpower 6.2M152 from 2015.

REpower CEO Andreas Nauen said the company is the only manufacturer to have already erected more than 100 offshore turbines in the multi-megawatt class.

"With an eye on the outstanding availability and energy yield of the REpower 6.2M126, we have enhanced this robust, proven concept: the bigger rotor and correspondingly larger drive train of REpower 6.2M152 combined with tried-and-tested, first-class technology enables our customers to generate energy even more cost-efficiently on the high seas," added Nauen.