March 11, 2014
The aeroMaster 5.0 offshore wind turbine developed by aerodyn Energiesysteme GmbH in Germany was fully installed on 24 February 2014. Hyosung Corporation, the Korean power and industrial systems company and wind turbine manufacturer, installed the prototype on Jeju-island south of the Korean peninsula. The wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 139 m and 5 MW power has a high-speed drive train with a medium voltage generator. The turbine was developed incorporating the well-proven aeroMaster drive train concept.
This concept is already used in designs for 1.5 and 2.5 MW onshore turbines. The aeroMaster 5.0 is already the third 5 MW offshore wind turbine from aerodyn. More than 10% of wind turbines installed around the globe originate from this German engineering firm. A second prototype of the 5 MW turbine will be installed during the course of this year by a Chinese manufacturer. A fourth offshore design from aerodyn with 6 MW power and an integrated drive train (SCD) will also go into operation this year.
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