Economic prosperity, progress and environmental protection – for the turbine manufacturer, Nordex, these go hand in hand. Since 1985 the company has been developing increasingly efficient turbines that help meet the global demand for energy while reducing the impact on the environment. PES investigates.
As an internationally expanding company, Nordex has a footprint in all the growth markets. Its factories in Germany, China and the United States serve the markets in the core regions of Europe, Asia and the Americas. The customers receive tailor-made solutions – from planning a wind farm, through turnkey installation, to maintenance and service. The company’s own training institute, the “Nordex Academy”, provides a high level of training to all staff, guaranteeing superior know-how as a supplier of sophisticated products and services.
Nordex’s core competence is wind turbines in the 2.5 MW class. The company follows a proven development concept: it offers different machine types for each wind class using a common technical platform. For instance, the 2.5 MW product family includes the strong-wind turbine N80/2500, the N90/2500 for medium-wind locations and the N100/2500, which is able to generate high yields even where wind speeds are low.
The Gamma generation
The third generation of the 2.5 MW series, the Gamma generation, combines the latest research and development with technical know-how and experience from a decade of operation to meet today’s market requirements.
With this new generation, Nordex has remained true to proven principles, using tested series engineering and assigning top priority to the dependability of all system components. Nordex’s Gamma generation of 2.5 MW turbines sets new standards for yield, availability, ease of service, quality, delivery and installation time and grid compliance.
The turbines N80/2500, N90/2500 and N100/2500 are based on a common technical platform. Modular design allows Nordex to add type-specific components and customer options. The modular concept and the maximum component weight of 50 tonnes make it possible to transport turbines to almost anywhere in the world and speed up both installation and service of the machine. It is not necessary to use especially large cranes with extra lifting capacity – an advantage especially in remote regions.