Lagerwey Building the First L136 4.5 MW Turbines for Growind


Wind-turbine manufacturer Lagerwey has received an order from Growind to build two L136 4.5 MW wind turbines in the Eemshaven in the northern part of the Netherlands. The L136 is the largest onshore IECII platform on the market.

Lagerwey’s latest turbine has greater onshore capacity than any other. While other platforms are only capable of withstanding average wind speeds of up to 7.5 meters per second, Lagerwey’s turbines can handle up to 8.5 m/s. This reduces the cost per kWh generated.

The Lagerwey turbines will replace two old wind turbines in the port of Eeshaven, which already have been dismantled. In January, the new foundations for the L136s were constructed in the same locations.

Construction work on the first new turbine will begin in March. This turbine will be completed by the end of April, creating enough energy for more than 5,000 households.

The second turbine will be constructed at the end of 2017 using the Lagerwey Climbing Crane. It will be the first time the Climbing Crane will be used following its presentation in June 2016.

The turbines have a hub height of 132 meters and a rotor diameter of 136 meters, resulting in a tip height of just more than 200 meters, making them the tallest onshore wind turbines in the Netherlands. 

Source: Lagerwey

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