5MW Offshore Wind Turbine Installed on Jeju Island
Hyosung Corporation installed the aeroMaster 5.0 offshore wind turbine, developed by aerodyn Energiesysteme GmbH in Germany, on Jeju Island, South Korea, on February 24.
The wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 139 m and 5 MW power has a high-speed drive train with a medium voltage generator. The turbine was developed incorporating the well-proven aeroMaster drive train concept. This concept is already used in designs for 1.5 and 2.5 MW onshore turbines.
The aeroMaster 5.0 is already the third 5 MW offshore wind turbine from aerodyn. More than 10% of wind turbines installed around the globe originate from this German engineering firm. The second prototype of the 5 MW turbine will be installed during this year by a Chinese manufacturer. The fourth offshore design from aerodyn with 6 MW power and an integrated drive train (SCD) will also go into operation this year.
Press release, March 5, 2014; Image: aerodyn