The German Nordex Group announced the addition of a 5-megawatt wind turbine to its product portfolio on Tuesday.
According to the company's statement, the new N149/5.X is the third turbine type in the Delta4000 series after the N149/4.0-4.5 and the N133/4.8 and is designed for low and moderate-wind areas.
"The N149/5.X is designed for maximum flexibility and can be operated in different modes in the 5 megawatt range depending on site requirements and customer needs. This enables customers to individually configure the wind farm in terms of the output, capacity and lifetime of the turbine, as well as with regard to sound requirements, and thus adapt it ideally to the company's respective business model," the press release read.
According to the statement, the turbine is offered with a wide range of sound power modes in order to ensure that even the most demanding requirements for noise polluting prevention can be met.
"For instance, the turbine can be operated with a low sound power level of 104.8dB(A) while still achieving a power output of 5.5 MW. The machine can also be run in higher power modes at sites where sound emission levels are not critical," it said.
Different tower options are offered for the N149/5.X - up to a height of 164 meters, depending on the market. The turbine options also include a cold-climate version for operation at temperatures down to -30°C as well as an anti-icing system for rotor blades.
The turbine is due to go into serial production as of 2021.
By Hale Turkes