Now Samsung 7MW has nacelle

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has hoisted the nacelle for its 7MW offshore wind prototype into place atop the turbine’s tower at a demonstration site off the north-east coast of Scotland.

The giant machine’s 83.5-metre-long blades are slated to be bolted on by before the end of the week at the Energy Park Fife in Methil by contractor Graham Construction.

Fully assembled, the SHI machine will be the world’s largest and most powerful installed turbine, with its blade-tips reaching 196 metres above sea level and a nacelle height of 110 metres.

A duplicate of the nacelle, built around a drive train from the UK’s DB Wind, is about to begin a programme of trials at the National Renewable Energy Centre in northeast Log in to read complete article.

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