Wind energy Enercon installs world?s most powerful wind turbines

ENERCON recently installed what is currently the world’s most powerful wind turbine at their wind farm site in Magdeburg-Rothensee. The 7.5 Megawatt E-126 launched on 27th January is expected to yield an annual output of 14 million kWh.

The E-126 is proof that wind turbines have now reached power plant capacities, says ENERCON Managing Director, Dr. Aloys Wobben. The machine is expected to provide enough clean energy for up to 15,000 people in the Magdeburg area. This wind turbine, operated by ENERCON Windpark Rothensee GmbH & Co. KG, is a joint venture with minority shareholder (24%) SWM (Städtische Werke Magdeburg) who are now offering their customers locally produced wind power electricity.

In addition to this joint wind power project, ENERCON, SWM and Magdeburger Hafen GmbH have signed an agreement aimed at turning Magdeburg’s inland harbour into a Greenport. ENERCON’s recently installed state-of-the-art WEC will be providing the port facilities and river barges anchored there with wind energy. A special hybrid shunter will also be employed to shift rolling stock on the harbour premises. Furthermore, SWM is also planning on opening up a charging station for electric vehicles near Magdeburger Hafen GmbH.