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