GL Renewables Certification, issued seven new certificates for different models of ACCIONA Windpower’s 3 MW AW 3000 turbine.
With these new certificates, Acciona Windpower now has 15 awarded for its 3 MW platform, a range of turbines for which the company has supplied or has orders for over 1,300 MW.
Specifically, GL Renewables Certification issued the Design Certificate for the AW 125/3000 IEC IIIa wind turbine, with a 125 meter rotor, 120 meter concrete tower and 61.2 meter blade, for grids of 50 and 60 Hz. This model is specially adapted for sites with low wind speeds.
GL has also given the Type Certificate for another six models of the AW 116/3000 turbine with a 116 meter rotor. Apart from validating the design, this certificate indicates that AWP has a quality management system according to the ISO 9001 standard, that the manufacture of the main components of the turbine is done in line with the highest quality standards, and that the turbine is capable of passing the prototype tests defined in current standards.
The Type Certificate has been awarded to the models of the AW 116/3000 for 120 meter (hub height) concrete tower and for 92 meter tubular steel tower. Acciona Windpower also holds Type Certificates for three other turbine models offered on its 3MW platform: the AW 100/3000 IEC Ia (100-meter rotor), the AW 109/3000 IEC IIa (109-meter rotor), and the AW 116/3000 IEC IIa (116-meter rotor)— all mounted on 100-meter concrete towers.