Enercon eyes exports with variants

Enercon in 2015 and 2016 will introduce high-wind versions of its successful E-82 and E-101 turbine models, aimed primarily at export markets.

The Wind Class I version of the E-82 is expected to be available at the beginning of 2015, with a rated power of 2.35MW, Enercon says.

The strong wind version of the E-101 will follow in 2016, with a capacity of 3.05MW.

“With the new strong wind versions, Enercon is responding to customer demand in international target markets,” says Enercon sales director Stefan Lütkemeyer.

“We want to be able to offer our customers the best Enercon technology to meet the requirements of their wind energy projects.”

Enercon has already sold more than 12,000 of its E-82 machine. More than 1GW of its E-101 turbine have already been installed, which until now were only available as Wind Class II versions.

In addition to various tower and foundation versions, both strong-wind series will be available with four different grid-connection configurations, which enable safe and secure connection in all of the company’s target markets in accordance with local grid codes.

Both series are also available with cold- or hot-climate features. Furthermore, the series will also include the Enercon storm control feature, the Enercon Scada system as well as various operating modes, the company says.

Enercon is presenting the two new models at the Hanover industrial fair that starts today and ends Friday.