Five turbine manufacturers, six awards and six trophies. The second year of the Windpower Monthly Turbine of the Year awards celebrated product excellence, judged on design, technical innovation, installation and grid connectivity, market relevance and reliability.
Any wind turbine, blade or drivetrain available for commercial order in 2013 was elegible: judged in three turbine sizes of up to 2MW, 2.1-3.5MW, and 3.6+MW; plus Drivetrain; Rotor Blade; and Innovation.
The first supply chain awards will be revealed this summer, and the next Turbine of the Year awards will be announced in January 2015.
President of Vestas Northern Europe Klaus Steen Mortensen receives two awards
from editor Jacki Buist: Best Drivetrain for the 2MW DFIG platform, and Best
Innovation for the V164-8.0MW chassis
Jose Antonio Malumbres, Gamesa technology managing director (right), accepts
Best Turbine up to 2MW — for the G58 850kW — from associate editor James Quilter
Nordex's Jorg Scholle and Lars Bondo Krogsgaard accept the Best Turbine 2.1-3.5MW
award for the N117/2400
Enercon managing director Hans-Dieter Kettwig (left) receives the prize for
Turbine of the Year Best Blade 2013 for the Enercon E115 segmented rotor blade