Hamburg, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] In addition to the its 5M wind turbine series that is currently in production, REpower now has the most powerful wind turbine in the world in its portfolio. Development of the REpower 6M turbine series will be unveiled at the Hanover Trade Fair this week. REpower said that the rated electrical power of the units is 6.15 megawatts (MW).
“The load validation on our three test systems recently erected on the German-Danish border shows that the 6M is designed for operation with a continuous power output of 6,150 kW. These values have now been verified externally, so that the REpower 6M, with its increase in rated power of 150 kW, is currently the most powerful turbine in the world,” said Matthias Schubert, REpower’s CTO.
The turbine has a rotor diameter of 126 meters with a hub height of 80-95 meters in offshore installations and 100-117 meters in onshore installations. The dimensions correspond exactly to those of the REpower 5M, so the REpower 6M can later be used in all the projects planned for this turbine type.
In the coming years, the company said that it initially plans to erect several test systems using the 6M turbine on land within the framework of preproduction.