Adwen Installs 8-MW Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype

By Editors of Power Engineering

Adwen announced it has reached the final stages of the installation of its 8-MW AD 8-180 offshore wind prototype in Bremerhaven, Germany.

The foundation and three sections of the tower, including the power section, have been installed, with the fourth to come in the coming days. The fifth and final section will be installed at the same time as the nacelle.

The hub has already been mounted on the nacelle at Adwen’s facilities, and that unit is undergoing additional testing. All told, the AD 8-180 has undergone 18 months of validation testing.

“As we get closer to the commissioning of the AD 8-180 prototype, I am excited to have the opportunity to confirm what we have learned during one of the most demanding validation campaigns this industry has ever seen,” said David Guiu, Adwen chief commercial officer. We are convinced that our wind turbine will be a top performer and a key contribution in the race to reduce the levelized cost of offshore wind energy thanks to its reliability and unmatched annual energy production.”

The AD 8-180 will be used for three projects off the coasts of France.