Enercon diversifies and build 3 MW hydro power station
1 October 2002
Wind turbine manufacturer Enercon will start construction of a 3 MW hydro power station in Saxony Anhalt next month. The plant, comprising five turbines of 600 kW each, should be commissioned at the end of 2004. "This is an R&D project owned by Enercon. Our target is to produce the turbines in series," says Aloys Wobben, owner of the company. Until now, Enercon, which achieved a 47% increase in turnover in 2001 to EUR 835 million, has concentrated mainly on manufacture of wind turbines, clocking up 3.7 GW of capacity installed to date. But "hydro power makes a nice combination with wind as an energy storage system and to regulate the electricity output," says Wobben.
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