TÜV boost for Winergy HybridDrive

The 34-tonne HybridDrive can handle torque of some 2,550 kilonewton metres

The 34-tonne HybridDrive can handle torque of some 2,550 kilonewton metres

German independent testing organisation TÜV Rheinland has given its stamp of approval to compatriot Winergy’s HybridDrive gearbox-and-generator concept.

The GL2010 certification clears the way for the transmission system – a compact two-speed gear and permanent-magnet generator assembly – for first installation in W2E Wind’s new 3MW W2E-120/3fc wind turbine.

"We are very satisfied that the HybridDrive system was able to be so quickly certified,” says Winergy project manager Matthias Deicke.

“As a consequence, we can offer [a design that] has been checked and verified regarding basic production criteria and specification features even before a turbine is engineered. This saves our customers a substantial amount of money in the complete type certification process.”

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