28 Jun '16, 10am

Nordex installs 230-metre onshore turbine: GERMANY: Nordex has installed its N131 3.3MW turbine on its new 16...

The tower comprises a 100-metre concrete section below two steel segments, the manufacturer said. This configuration has been used in 500 other 3MW-platform turbines with total heights reaching 200 metres, Nordex added. Construction firm Max Bogl was responsible for manufacturing the hybrid tower from its German facilities. The turbine is installed at the Hausbay-Bickenbach project, 100km west of Frankfurt in Rhineland-Palatinate, northern Germany. The site is owned by local small-project developer Kreuzberger & Spengler Regenerative Energie. Comparison Nordex claims the 164-metre tower is the tallest yet to be installed on a wind project. Rival Vestas introduced its large-diameter steel tower in 2015, which is in operation at a 140-metre hub height. With the unveiling of its V136 turbine, Vestas announced it would offer the 3.45MW turbine at 132 metres and 149 metres with...

Full article: http://www.windpowermonthly.com/article/1400374/nordex-in...

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