Nordex installs world's tallest wind turbine in Germany
2.5-MW Nordex turbine. Source: Nordex SE
German company Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1) said today it has erected a nearly 230-metre (754.6 ft) high wind turbine, the world’s tallest, at the Hausbay-Bickenbach wind park in Rhineland-Palatinate state.
The particular turbine, part of the N131/3300 model, has a hub height of 164 metres and a rotor length of 65.5 metres. The hybrid tower is made of a 100-metre concrete tower and two tubular steel tower segments.
Type testing for the 164-metre high turbine was finalised in January 2016. It is certified in accordance with Dibt (German Institute for Building Technology) guideline 2012 for wind zone S. The machine is particularly designed for low-wind regions and thanks to its height will be able to make use of air layers offering a greater yield, Nordex said.
The Hausbay-Bickenbach wind park was developed by Kreuzberger & Spengler Regenerative Energie from Dunningen-Seedorf.