Adwen completes certification process for 5-MW offshore wind turbine
Adwen nacelle. Copyright: Adwen GmbH / P. Beglez.
Adwen, the offshore wind joint venture of Spain’s Gamesa (BME:GAM) and France’s Areva (EPA:AREVA), said today it has concluded the certification process for its AD 5-132 turbine.
More specifically, DNV GL has awarded Type Certificate for the 5-MW wind turbine, which is tailored for the Subtropical Monsoon climates typical of Asian offshore markets. The machine can resist typhoons and harsh environmental conditions, including high temperatures and humidity.
“Our fact-based type certification process verified that the innovative new system of the AD 5-132 is meeting the highest safety and reliability requirements, to deliver high performance even in extreme weather conditions”, states Mike Woebbeking, head of the certification body at DNV GL Energy - Renewables Certification.
According to media reports, the Adwen JV is the reason why Siemens AG (FRA:SIE) has not yet signed a deal to take over Gamesa. The German industrial group is yet to decide whether it wants to acquire the Adwen assets alongside the rest of Gamesa’s operations. At the same time, an official at US conglomerate General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) told journalists in Paris, as cited by the Agence France-Presse (AFP), that the US conglomerate is following the progress of Adwen discussions.