Concept for a Multi Megawatt Wind Turbine Gear and Field Experience


The increasing call for the use of renewable energy in all industrial countries demands for the extension of wind power generation capacity. In central Europe, as in parts of the Americas and Asia, such further expansion is only possible by re-powering - replacement of existing turbines by higher rated ones - or by developing locations in the open sea - offshore. To this end, the gear industry worldwide is challenged to develop and supply the required number of reliable 5 MW class wind turbine gears.
This paper summarizes the concept evaluation and design of the 5 MW MultibridE wind turbine transmission arrangement, test bed measurements with the prototype, as well as field experience over a test period of 3 years.
ISBN: 978-1-55589-939-4 Pages 11
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