Commenting on the successful deal, GET managing director Per Lind says: "The takeover has resulted in a company structure, GET/AFE, which can offer a range of products, 100 kW, 225 kW, 600 kW and 1.2 MW, seldom achieved amongst turbine manufacturers." Synergy effects in turbine development should also emerge, says Lind. The company will be interested to see whether the rotor blade profile of the 1.2 MW machine, developed with three blades, has sufficient stall properties to combine with the GET active stall regulation system, he explains. Other positive effects should be felt in marketing, purchasing and production.
Autoflug's two former managing directors Gerhard Sedlmayr and Uwe Witt were asked to resign when Per Lind took over the reins. The Autoflug headquarters is to be moved from Rellingen to the GET address in Rendsburg. Autoflug turbines will be built by the GET co-operation partner, HDW-Nobiskrug.
The prototype of the A1200, 1.2 MW pitch-controlled, two bladed turbine with a rotor diameter of 61 metres is now to be installed in the spring. A three bladed version, optimised for inland sites with an enlarged rotor diameter of 66 metres, will be marketed at the end of 1996. The two bladed turbine will also be developed further and optimised for use offshore.