Adwen recently obtained the type certificate of its AD 5-132 offshore wind turbine awarded by the independent certification body DNV GL. This milestone marks the culmination of the turbine’s certification process and confirms the platform’s technology, which, in turn, bolsters the commercialization and industrialization processes.
The AD 5-132 has been designed and certified as special class, covering the most demanding offshore sites worldwide. This wind turbine is tailored for subtropical monsoon climates typical of Asian offshore markets, and it is designed to resist typhoons as well as harsh environmental conditions such as high temperatures and humidity.
This offshore wind turbine is one of the most cost-efficient of its class, allowing a high degree of customization to adapt to customer needs. In addition, its modular design coupled with its high reliability minimizes operation and maintenance costs.
“This type certificate is an important step forward for Adwen as it confirms the technology performance of the AD 5-132, which has been designed to support extreme weather conditions while guaranteeing reliable performance and maximum energy output, thereby optimizing the levelized cost of energy,” said Maite Basurto, Adwen’s CTO.
According to Mike Wöbbeking, head of the renewables certification body at DNV GL, the wind industry is venturing further into geographic regions with special climates.
“We see a strong increase of new technologies being introduced to the latest turbine types,” Wöbbeking said. “Our fact-based type certification process verified that the innovative new system of the AD 5-132 is meeting the highest safety and reliability requirements to deliver high performance even in extreme weather conditions.”
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