The Switch’s 8.6 MW Offshore Generator Passes Initial Testing

NAW Staff
by NAW Staff
on November 13, 2013 No Comments

The Switch says that its 8.6 MW permanent magnet generator (PMG) for offshore wind use has successfully passed initial no-load testing.

According to the company, its medium-speed, rear-mounted PMG design helps increase annual energy production, particularly at partial loads, and reduces generator weight. The drivetrain component is scheduled to undergo complete full-load tests in the upcoming weeks.

"This latest PM generator is bigger, better and stronger than anything built by The Switch so far with a power rating of 8.6 MW," comments company CEO Jukka-Pekka Makinen. "It crowns off our successful offshore wind achievements to date."

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