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ENERCON's E-33 wind turbine makes it economically feasible to realise wind energy projects even at sites difficult to access. Their modular design allows for convenient container transport by ship and truck as well as efficient installation using one regular-sized lifting crane.
Rated power: 330 kW
Rotor diameter: 33.4 m
Hub height: 37 - 50 m
Wind class (IEC): IEC/NVN I and IEC/NVN II (depending on hub height)
Yaw control: Active via adjustment gears, load-dependent damping
Cut-out wind speed: 28 - 34 m/s (with ENERCON storm control)
Remote monitoring: ENERCON SCADA
Currently ENERCON is celebrating two significant milestones in the company's history. They have installed over ten gigawatts of wind capacity and the second momentous occasion is the installation of the ten thousandth ENERCON wind turbine in the Hunsrück region (German state of Rhineland-Palatinate).
Both events are the fruit of our company's success and innovative technology. While the first
ENERCON turbine was produced and installed by a tiny four man company in 1985, the thousandth
turbine was - ten years later - already being manufactured in a medium-sized firm
well on its way to conquering the international market. Today, another ten years later,
ENERCON has developed into a large-scale enterprise, producing sophisticated high-performance
gearless wind energy converters and is one of the few companies in the wind
turbine industry with outstanding vertical integration and a product portfolio containing
turbines ranging from 100 kW to 6 MW.
Such rapid development is first and foremost due to their employees' commitment and dedication.
Type: Upwind rotor with active pitch control
Number of blades: 3
Swept area: 876 m2
Blade material: Fibreglass (epoxy resin); integrated lightning protection
Rotational speed: Variable, 18 - 45 rpm
Pitch control: ENERCON blade pitch system, one independent pitching system per rotor blade with allocated emergency supply
Drive train with generator
Main bearings: Single-row cylindrical roller bearings
Generator: ENERCON direct-drive synchronous annular generator
Grid feeding: ENERCON converter
3 independent blade pitch systems with emergency supply