Acciona Launches New AW3000 Turbine For Low-Wind Sites

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Acciona has launched a 132-meter rotor option for its AW3000 wind turbine. The new AW132/3000 turbine includes the largest rotor made by the company so far and is designed for IEC Class IIIb wind conditions.

The AW132/3000 is initially available on a 120-meter concrete tower and will soon be offered on an 84-meter steel tower. The new turbines are available for delivery in 2016, and the company is accepting orders now. The first design assessment is anticipated in the second quarter of 2015.

"The AW132 demonstrates Acciona Windpower's continuing commitment to improving cost of energy for our customers and introducing the most competitive products in the market," says Jose Luis Blanco, CEO of Acciona Windpower.

The AW132/3000 is the latest evolution of Acciona's AW3000 platform. The AW3000 is available with rotor diameters of 100, 116, 125 and now 132 meters. To date, the company says it has received firm orders to supply over 1.8 GW of AW3000 turbines to wind farms globally.

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