Adwen obtains type certificate for new offshore wind turbine

Monday, 23 May, 2016 - 10:00
The new AD 5-132 turbine by Adwen is designed for harsh environmental conditions. (Photo: Adwen)
The new AD 5-132 turbine by Adwen is designed for harsh environmental conditions. (Photo: Adwen)

Monsoon, typhoon or high temperatures and humidity – no problem for their offshore wind turbine AD 5-132, Adwen assures. Now the 5 MW turbine has received the type certification by the independent certification body DNV GL.

The certification confirms the technology performance of the platform’s technology, which in turn bolsters the commercialization and industrialization processes, the manufacturer states in a press release.

Adwen, which is a joint venture of Areva and Gamesa based in Germany, designed the turbine especially for harsh environmental conditions. It is suitable for those subtropic monsoons that can occur in Asian offshore markets as well as typhoons. According to Adwen, the turbine can also work during high temperatures and in very humid conditions and is one of the most cost-efficient ones of its class.

Maite Basurto, Adwen Chief Technology Officer, emphasized that the new type certificate was an important step for the company. It confirmed the technology performance of the AD 5-132.

Mike Wöbbeking, Head of Certification Body at DNV GL Energy – Renewables Certification explained: “As the wind industry is venturing further into geographic regions with special climate, we see a strong increase of new technologies being introduced to the latest turbine types.” The certification body affirmed that the new AD 5-132 system would meet the highest safety and reliability requirements, to deliver high performance even in extreme weather conditions.


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