Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has successfully completed the installation of the first 3.6M140 EBC (Eco Blade Control) turbine prototype at the test site Windtestfeld Nord near the city of Husum, in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany). The Senvion 3.6M140 EBC is one of Senvion’s biggest onshore turbines designed for moderate and strong wind speeds.
The new wind turbine is equipped with the innovative load-reducing pitch control system Eco Blade Control (EBC) technology which enables optimized load management even in challenging wind conditions. The 3.6M140 EBC also features a newly designed steel tower and a larger rotor diameter of 140 meters which generates high yields even at lower wind speeds. The rotor blades are equipped with the new Rodpack technology which ensures a lighter blade design. At a hub height of 110 meters, the wind turbine can power up to 3400 households per year and has an extended lifetime of 25 years.
Jürgen Geissinger, CEO at Senvion, said: “Senvion is committed to reducing the levelized cost of energy. With this new turbine, we have combined core product developments to create a machine that is targeted towards optimal energy efficiency. The combination of the 140 meter rotor diameter and the upgrade to 3.6 megawatts allows additional output at the same site. Even with the larger 68.5 meter rotor blades, the 3.6M140 EBC can be installed in the same amount of time as a smaller turbine, ensuring an effective solution for our customers.”
The Windtestfeld Nord, near Husum, is just three km away from the North Sea. This location offers the ideal wind conditions for the testing and the certification of the turbine.