After six years of working on the Irish Arklow offshore wind farm, General Electric felt it had gathered enough experience to develop a new model. The company’s 4-MW offshore wind turbine is built around a permanent magnet generator, delivering high efficiency at low wind speed. Two main bearings transfer axial and bending loads from the rotor to the bedplate, increasing reliability. Built around direct-drive technology, the 4-MW turbine removes one of the most costly failures in offshore turbines, gearboxes, and replaces it with slow speed components designed for the offshore environment.
The turbine has a full power converter, as well as continuous close wind tracking, no yaw breaks, and no hydraulics. The rotor has a 110-m dia., and with a spacious nacelle and internal hub access, the turbine offers safety and maintenance advantages.
Filed Under: Offshore wind, Turbines
klaus felkner says
i am after your specifcation on your 4mwatt turbine , we are at present running 8 diesel generators which delivers 4 megawatt output and we have a very old 1980’s model old wind turbine only 110kw type for a town population of 5000 people , we are now looking for a new turbine 4mw with sensor and gridline controller for power station our voltage is 240 volt at 50hz and can you send me price in AUDollars,the sensors are to be fitted to our 8diesel engines to bring them too idle speed when turbine is in use we need your specfication can you able to send via postal too: klaus felkner, post office box 510 coober pedy 5723, South Australia we also need the specifications on your wind turbines can you please send these specs and requirements and running data sheets on your system as the local governemt will need the infomations you can send please
Kathleen Zipp says
Hi Klaus I would contact General Electric for this request. We don’t sell the turbines, just publish articles. http://www.ge-energy.com/wind