Hamburg, 6 September 2021. The Nordex Group is adding the N163/6.X turbine to its product portfolio. The Group is following up its successful approach started with the introduction of the Delta4000 series, presented for the first time in 2017, of a flexible power range – initially with the 4 MW+ class, followed by the 5 MW+ class – and now with the 6 MW+ class.
Compared to its sister model in the 5 MW class – the N163/5.X – the N163/6.X is able to produce an up to 7 percent higher annual energy yield thanks to its much higher rated output. Its flexibility and a large number of operating modes mean that wind farms can be individually adapted to the customer’s respective business model in terms of output, capacity factor, service life and sound emission requirements. The N163/6.X has a design lifetime of 25 years, but also comes with an extended lifetime for specific sites for up to 35 years. The long life of the components thus also contributes to the sustainability of a project.
A more efficient gearbox is used to achieve the higher rated output in the 6 MW range and the electrical system of the Delta4000 product series has been adapted by raising the nominal voltage and using an improved cooling system. In spite of this, the exterior dimensions of the nacelle have not been changed. The advantage of this is that the proven logistics and installation processes for the turbines in the Delta4000 series can be made use of as before.