Nordex Gets Inaugural Order For New Light-Wind Turbine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 30, 2016 No Comments
Categories : Projects & Contracts

The Nordex Group has received the first order for the installation of its N131/3600 wind turbine, which was just introduced in September.

The manufacturer will be setting up its light-wind N131/3600 turbine in December for developer GP Joule. The project is located in Germany near Husum at Windtestfeld Nord in Schleswig-Holstein, where the turbine is expected to produce an annual energy yield of 12.9 million kWh – equating to a capacity factor of more than 40%.

Nordex will be installing the machine on a 106-meter tubular steel tower. After commissioning, the manufacturer plans to have the turbine’s sound power level and technical performance measured for site-specific certification.

According to Nordex, the N131/3600 is able to produce a good 10% more energy compared with its forerunner, the N131/3600, thanks to a 20% capacity increase.

“The test field offers us an opportunity to thoroughly test this turbine class in real operation at a wind-intensive site – from planning through construction down to commercial and technical operation management,” says Ove Petersen, co-founder and CEO of GP Joule.

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