Alstom 6 MW offshore wind turbine completes performance tests

Alstom’s new Haliade 150 – 6MW offshore wind turbine has successfully obtained the IEC1 power performance measurement after 3 months of performance measurements at Le Carnet site, in France. This key milestone in the type testing certification process follows on from the completion of the 6 MW commissioning and exhaustive testing activity.

The onshore tests performed on the first Haliade 150 – 6MW since March 2012 have provided data collection on the power curve that confirmed the technical specifications and correlate extremely well with the design models of the Haliade 150 -6MW wind turbine.

The next phase of activity on the first onshore machine will focus on specific tasks and extensive tests related to wind turbine diagnostics, reliability and maintenance of main components such as the generator, pitch, converter and the yaw system. The remaining tests included in the type testing certification are expected to be finalized during this phase in order to obtain the certification of the turbine before the end of 2013.

After the certification, Le Carnet site will be dedicated to complementary performance upgrade tests, and several training actions.

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