Suzlon Group to unveil new offshore turbine in Frankfurt

Our Bureau Pune | Updated on March 13, 2018 Published on November 18, 2013

The Suzlon Group will unveil its new offshore turbine, the Repower 6.2M152 at the EWEA Offshore 2013 being held at Frankfurt from Nov 19-21.

The new turbine features a rotor diameter of 152 m, with the rotors sweeping an area larger than three football pitches. The nacelle - as big as two detached houses - will be constructed offshore at a height of between 95 and 110 m.

Compared to the last generation – the REpower 6.2M126 (126 m) the new turbine will see increase in energy yield by up to 20 per cent at wind speeds of 9.5 m/s. With a rated power of 6.15 megawatts, each REpower 6.2M152 turbine can supply around 4,000 homes with electricity.

Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE, said that the bigger rotor and correspondingly larger drive train of REpower 6.2M152 combined with technology enables energy generation more cost-efficiently on the high seas.

The Hamburg-based company has already sold the prototype REpower 6.2M152, and the prototype is to be constructed with a hub height of 124 metres at an onshore site in northern Germany, with construction scheduled for completion by end 2014. From 2015, REpower 6.2M152 will enter commercial production.

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Published on November 18, 2013
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