May 20 (Renewables Now) - German wind turbine maker Nordex (ETR:NDX1) today said it is expanding its 4-MW platform with the introduction of the N155/4.5 model, planned to go into production in late 2020.
The new turbine is the fourth one of the Delta 4000 series and will be presented at the Windpower USA trade fair in Houston this week.
The N155/4.5 machine has a longer glass fiber rotor and a different hub set-up from the other Delta4000 series turbines, which makes it suitable for less complex sites. With a rated capacity of 4.5 MW and a rotor diametre of 155 meters, the new model will be initially available with three tower options -- a 108-metre (354.3ft) steel tower, 120-metre concrete tower and a 164-metre hybrid tower.
Nordex will offer the machine to markets with medium wind conditions and no strict requirements on maximum noise levels or high levels of effective turbulence intensity. It is very suitable for much of the US, Latin America, South Africa and Southeast Asia.
“This product is a logical extension of the Nordex Group’s product strategy to leverage common components while creating optimised derivatives to achieve the lowest cost of energy for specific markets,” said Jose Luis Blanco, CEO of the Nordex Group.