Huge New Nordex Wind Turbine Being Tested

Huge New Nordex Wind Turbine Being Tested
Huge New Nordex Wind Turbine Being Tested

The Latest Nordex – Huge 4.8 Megawatts!

Wind turbines are getting bigger and taller and more and more powerful. This is especially true for offshore wind turbines where size is only limited by our engineering expertise. One company Nordex is on the leading edge for development of the most powerful range of wind turbines.

Their Latest model is the N133/4.8. This new design has a rated output of 4.8 Megawatt (MW) and a rotor diameter of 133 metres. ( that explains the model name right?).With hub heights of 78, 83 and 110 meters,

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Nordex makes sure, that strict height limitations can be observed and that the turbine can be operated efficiently and safely even in complex sites and with height limitations of 145 meters. The N133/4.8 is the most powerful turbine in the Nordex portfolio.

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Nordex has asked TÜV SÜD to begin testing of this new monster turbine.

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Within the scope of wind turbine type certification, TÜV SÜD’s experts will examine and assess the overall design and all key components of the wind turbine. Certification is aimed at confirming the quality of standard-conforming design and production and the wind turbine’s power performance. “Investors, project engineers and wind-farm managers worldwide rely on wind turbines certified according to international standards”, says Jochen Stauber, Project Manager Wind Turbine Type Certification, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH. “Given this, type certification is regarded as a prerequisite for tendering in international wind energy projects.” It is an internationally recognised procedure and frequently represents the first step within the scope of the project certification process.

Completion of certification of the N133/4.8, followed by market launch and serial production, is scheduled for 2019.

About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.

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