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Nordex Receives First Order for N133/4.8 Strong-Wind Turbine, Gets Type Certificate for the N149/4.0-4.5 Turbine and Presents New OSTM Scada Edge

Hamburg, Germany - News from the wind turbine manufacturer Nordex: The Nordex Group has won its first order for the new N133/4.8 strong-wind turbine. The new customer Muirhall Energy ordered ten turbines for the "Crossdykes" project in Scotland, which is located about 13 kilometres to the north east of Lockerbie.

Construction work is due to start in 2019. Nordex will provide maintenance and service for the wind farm for a period of 20 years. According to Nordex, with the high installed capacity of the turbines of 4.8 MW, their hub height of 110 metres and a good wind profile, Muirhall Energy is to operate the wind farm without additional funding. After its completion in 2020 "Crossdykes" will be able to supply 45,000 households with clean electricity.

Nordex Receives Type Certificate for the N149/4.0-4.5 Turbine from TÜV SÜD

The independent certifying agency TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH has awarded the worldwide valid IEC type certificate for the N149/4.0-4.5 turbine from the Delta4000 series. The type certificate officially confirms that the theoretical design calculations for the N149/4.0-4.5 done by the Nordex Group reflect the figures for the turbines actually measured in the field. This is in fact a confirmation of the power performance and mechanical loads during operation as well as the lifetime of the turbine type under different operating modes. As Nordex points out, the certification is based on a comprehensive measuring and validation programme over the past twelve months with the N149/4.0-4.5 turbines installed in summer 2018. Another part of the type certification, apart from the validation, comprises the evaluation of the manufacture and production of the wind turbines.

OSTM Scada Edge Brings the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to the Wind Farm

With Nordex OSTM Scada Edge Nordex now offers the next generation of their operations control system on the basis of a virtual, hardware-independent automatic solution. The system controls and manages the wind turbines and the wind farm in order to ensure a maximum yield. The new tool is based on an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) platform jointly developed with Software AG and its Cumulocity IoT solution.

In order to keep the cost of energy as low as possible wind farms have to be operated at the best possible performance and availability levels. This can be achieved when each individual turbine is constantly adjusted by the SCADA system for interaction with other turbines in the wind farm, the ongoing wind data processed in real time, as well as the local grid conditions. According to Nordex these standard conditions are fulfilled by the current proven Nordex Control 2 Scada system. In addition to this, the new Nordex OSTM Scada Edge offers the possibility of accessing and displaying more data as well as including other components of the wind farm - such as the substation or battery storage. As this is a virtual solution, the new SCADA system can also be applied to other wind farm components to be added later. It is fully hardware-independent and thus future-proof as it also operates on future generations of server hardware.

Source: IWR Online, 03 Sep 2019