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N149/5.X Wind Turbine: Nordex Group Receives IEC type Certification for 5 MW turbine

Hamburg, Germany - Nordex has received the globally valid IEC type certificate for the 5 MW turbine class N149/5.X from TÜV SÜD. The certificate in accordance with the IEC 61400-22 standard was issued on November 30, 2020.

In September 2020, the Nordex Group had already installed the first N149/5.X turbine at the Genshagener Heide wind farm near Potsdam. On November 28, 2020, Nordex installed the second turbine of this type with an anti-icing system (rotor blade heating) near Santow near Grevesmühlen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

The type certificate confirms the evaluation of the N149/5.X design quality with the relevant standard as well as the behaviour of the turbine in the field on the basis of type testing. The turbine can be operated both with standard rotor blades and with anti-icing rotor blades for cold regions.

A further component of the type certification is the evaluation of the manufacturing and production of the wind turbines. The Nordex Group and its global component suppliers for the N149/5.X have set up a certified quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001:2015.

Type certification in accordance with IEC 61400-22 is particularly important for the international marketing of the N149/5.X, says Nordex. Investors, project planners and wind farm operators around the world expect their wind turbine generators to be certified in accordance with international standards. In this context, as a rule IEC certification is considered a prerequisite for tenders for international wind power projects.

Source: IWR Online, 04 Dec 2020