This low-wind turbine, especially designed by the manufacturer for inland sites in Germany, was set up in the “Krampfer” wind farm in Brandenburg for the customer VOSS Energy GmbH, based in Rostock.
Originally six N131/3000s were planned for this project, which Nordex was to install for the customer in January. As the N131/3300 with its hub height of 134 metres has already obtained the certificates on the type test, VOSS Energy decided to substitute one of the Delta machines with a newer variant. Depending on the site, this produces higher yields of between four and six percent compared to the older model. Nordex will install the remaining five N131/3000 turbines in January, as planned.
Despite bringing the installation of the N131/3300 forward several weeks weeks, everything went successfully. The early delivery of the turbine, especially the large components, was possible thanks to flexible logistical solutions and good collaboration with the responsible authorities. The turbine now installed will be commissioned in the course of the next few days and connected to the grid before the end of the year. After commissioning Nordex will immediately start making the necessary measurements in order to validate the power curve and verify the sound power level. As with its sister turbine, the N131/3000, the guaranteed maximum sound power level of the N131/3300 is 104.5 dB(A). The former machine fell short of this level by more than one dB(A) according the measurements made in the field to date.
Projects hitherto planned with the N131/3000 can be very simply changed over to the new turbine, as in the case of this first installation in “Krampfer”. Apart from the identical sound power level, another reason for this is the platform concept used.
As one of the technological leaders in multi-megawatt wind power systems, Nordex is benefiting from the trend in favour of large-scale turbines. The Generation Gamma range comprises the N90/2500, N100/2500 and the N117/2400, which is one of the most efficient series turbines for non-coastal regions. To date, over 3,600 of these turbines have been produced. With Generation Delta, Nordex is now offering the fourth generation of its proven multi-megawatt platform (N100/3300, N117/3000, N131/3000 as well as the N131/3000 for the German market). Nordex, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has installed more than 6,000 turbines with an aggregate capacity of over 10,000 MW all around the world. With exports accounting for around 70 percent of its business, Nordex SE also plays a key role in international high-growth regions. The Company has offices and subsidiaries in 22 countries around the world The Group currently has around 3,000 employees around the world.