31 Jan 2022

GES Group: Wind Turbine Generator Re-Design. Repair Projects Recognised at AEMT Awards Ceremony

At the recent AEMT Awards, three projects were shortlisted for the Project of the Year category, which recognised the most innovative project carried out in the previous 24 months covering the installation, maintenance, repair or service of electro-mechanical equipment. The award, sponsored by EMiR Software, went to Fletcher Moorland for its work refurbishing iBOT PC Cards. Renew magazine looked at the projects that made it to the finalist stage.

Northern Ireland has a substantial wind power capacity of 1.4 gigawatts. A significant number of turbines here are around 250kW (798 with a total installed capacity of 214MW). The wind fleet in Northern Ireland contains 1,236 sites of 5,000 kW in capacity or less, with a total capacity of 218 MW.

Deploying larger capacity turbines with a reduced output capability has become extremely viable as the machines can produce the maximum 250kW at lower wind speeds, making for a potentially more efficient machine.

GES has been working closely with the industry in developing the generator winding design to accommodate this capacity change. Recently GES Machine winding conversions carried out by GES has completed machine winding conversions which have been installed at several sites across Northern Ireland and Europe.

The feedback from customers and service providers has  been  excellent, and the machines' performance has met all expectations.