Nordex will be replacing 16 legacy N60/1300 wind turbines with nine modern N117/3000 ones at a PNE Wind AG project near Cuxhaven, Germany.
The work will take place at the Altenbruch I wind farm by the end of the year. Although the number of turbines installed at the wind farm 18 years ago will drop by almost half, yield is expected to more than double, says Nordex. The new turbines have a hub height of 91 meters and a total height of 149.9 meters.
“In Germany, it is important to increase the output of existing wind farms and to simultaneously reduce the number of wind turbines,” says Jörg Hempel, who is in charge of Nordex’s business in Germany. “Looking forward, this will become even easier to do, as we will be continuing to increase the installed capacity of our Delta series, thus making the system even more efficient.”
According to Nordex, further advantages of modernizing wind farms include increasing full-load hours, improving grid compatibility, and significantly lowering rotor speeds and noise emissions.