Germany

Germany

Gallery: Hamburg port super-tall Nordex N117

GERMANY: Eurogate, a container operator at Hamburg port, has installed a Nordex N117/2.4MW on a super-tall 141-metre hybrid concrete and steel tower making it able to operate at wind speeds of 3m/s.

  • The tallest Nordex turbine is Eurogate's recent addition. The other two, Nordex again, were installed by Hamburg Port

    The tallest Nordex turbine is Eurogate's recent addition. The other two, Nordex again, were installed by Hamburg Port

  • The taller turbine can operate at very low wind speeds

    The taller turbine can operate at very low wind speeds

  • The concrete base takes up little room at Eurogate’s container terminal

    The concrete base takes up little room at Eurogate’s container terminal

  • The hybrid concrete and steel tower, pieced together like

    The hybrid concrete and steel tower, pieced together like "Lego"

  • Eurogate's turbine in the foreground is taller than the other two at the port, and provide half of Eurogate's energy needs

    Eurogate's turbine in the foreground is taller than the other two at the port, and provide half of Eurogate's energy needs

of

Since its construction at the Hamburg port in August last year, it has produced 7 million kWh of energy. "Our target is to produce 8.7 million kWh within a year, and after nine months we expect it will reach that target if not exceed it. This turbine is producing almost 50% of our energy needs," said Gordon Fria, Eurogate's renewable energy project coordinator.

The turbine was shipped to the port in August, and was caught up in local flooding, which delayed the installation by two weeks. "But when it was brought onto the site, it was installed in only three days, because of the Lego-like construction," said Fria.

The turbine is one of three at the port. The other two, also Nordex turbines, are owned by Hamburg port, as part of a Smart Port Energy project.

Here is a video of its construction.

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Windpower Monthly Events

Search more than 4,500 companies in the Windpower Directory

Latest Jobs