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.