A new assembly workshop for the 1.5 MW turbine type was recently completed by Jacobs at its existing facilities at Heide. When series production begins, probably at the beginning of 1999, the machine will be manufactured at the facilities of all three companies, says Jacobs.
Two versions of the turbine will be available, adds the company's Volker Hansen. One, designed for inland sites, will have a 90 metre tower and 70 metre rotor diameter, "probably making it the largest in series production on the market." The other, with a 65 meter rotor diameter and 65 metre tower, is destined for high wind areas and offshore use.