E-126 EP4/4.2 MW market launch in 2016 / Company showcases model at Hannover Messe
Aurich, Germany, 3-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — ENERCON develops new wind turbine platform in 4 megawatt segment. First model in E-126 EP4 platform is new 4.2 MW (nominal power) model designed for Wind class IEC IIA – rotor diameter of 127 metres. The new machine is being presented for the first time at the Hannover Messe (13 – 17 April) with prototype installation planned for late 2015 and serial production for 2016. A low-wind, IEC III model and a high-wind IEC class I model are scheduled to follow.
“The new ENERCON 4 MW platform is an intermix of innovative technology and intelligent modular design for optimised efficiency and reliability,” says ENERCON Managing Director Nicole Fritsch-Nehring. “Systematic sophistication of the tried-and-tested components, increased use of identical parts and standardisation of components are key factors of the new platform concept. The new turbine design is an outstanding product. Not only does it feature highest quality standards but also maximum efficiency, lower sound emission and reduced project realisation time through optimised production, logistics and installation processes.”
The new E-126 EP4 is expected to generate an annual output of approx. 14.8 million kilowatt hours at sites with an average wind speed of 7.5 metres per second at 135 metres hub height. “With regard to quality and cost-effectiveness, we are providing our customers with a highly sophisticated machine designed to make the fullest use of onshore sites and sites further inland,” says Fritsch-Nehring.
The E-126 EP4 features 2-part rotor blades whose aerodynamic profiles guarantee maximum yield at minimal structural load. These blades are equipped with trailing edge serrations (TES) which are part of the noise-reducing concept. Another revolutionary development is the generator design with significant improvements in running smoothness, efficiency and sound power levels. The overall sound power level of the new E-126 EP4 is only 105 dB(A) – a considerable advantage for site planning.
At the Hannnover Messe ENERCON is presenting the E-126 EP4 to the general public in a multimedia showroom using scale models and product animations for a comprehensive overview of the machine‘s features. In addition to their main stand (Hall 27, Stand L 13), ENERCON is also available in the “Job & Career” exposition area (Hall 17, Stand B 78) where job-seekers can find out more about training and career opportunities at ENERCON.
At the main stand, ENERCON visitors will also be able to participate in a series of highly interesting presentations:
11:00 Ruth Brand-Schock (Political & Government Relations – ENERCON GmbH)
14:00 Katherina Grashof (Institut für ZukunftsEnergieSysteme)
11:00 Stefan Lütkemeyer (Sales Director – ENERCON GmbH)
14:00 Klaus Peters (Production Manager – ENERCON Production GmbH)
11:00 Michael Strobel (Director of Technology & Innovation – WRD GmbH)
14:00 Hans-Dieter Kettwig (Managing Director – ENERCON GmbH)
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