The Nordex Group has received the first order for the installation of its second turbine introduced in September. The manufacturer will be setting up its light-wind N131/3600 turbine in December for GP Joule, a project developer.
The site of the project is located 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 percent. Nordex will be installing the turbine on a 106 metre tubular steel tower. After commissioning the manufacturer is to have the sound power level and technical performance of the N131/3600 measured there for site-specific certification.
Nordex had only presented the N131/3600 to the market publicly, together with the N117/3600, in September. Both turbines have been type-tested for 106 metre towers and the N117/3600 for 91 metre towers as well.
The N131/3600 is able to produce a good ten percent more energy compared to its forerunner, the N131/3000, thanks to the 20 percent capacity increase. Once again particular attention was paid to a low sound power level when this model was developed.
“As a project developer increasingly involved in the wind sector, the construction and operation of the Nordex N131/3600 virtually on our doorstep is an exciting project for us. 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, explaining why the company decided in favour of this project.
The Group has installed around 20 GW of wind energy capacity in over 25 markets. In 2015 Nordex and Acciona Windpower generated combined revenues of EUR 3.4 billion. The company currently employs a workforce of around 5,000. The joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and India. The product portfolio is focused on onshore turbines in the 1.5 to 3.6 MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements in developed and emerging markets.
GP Joule is a universal, innovative and authentic partner for all areas of renewable energy. Under the motto “TRUST YOUR ENERGY” this company, which was founded in 2009, develops, plans and realises projects for the use of the sun, wind, biomass and energy storage systems with all the potential these offer for the future. With its emphasis on respect and a sense of responsibility for people and the environment, GP Joule develops intelligent energy concepts and holistic solutions and today is already ensuring that what was just a turnaround in electricity generation becomes a real and thoroughgoing energy turnaround.