A-Design Assessment for aerodyn’s 3 MW SCD Wind Turbine

Alternative Sources of Energy, Classification Societies — By on July 25, 2013 at 8:05 PM
Andreas Schroeter, Managing Director of GL RC (3rd from left) hands the Statement of Compliance over to Soenke Siegfriedsen, Managing Director of aerodyn (in the middle) and Annette Schroeter, Project Coordinator at aerodyn engineering (3rd from right)

Andreas Schroeter, Managing Director of GL RC (3rd from left) hands the Statement of Compliance over to Soenke Siegfriedsen, Managing Director of aerodyn (in the middle) and Annette Schroeter, Project Coordinator at aerodyn engineering (3rd from right)

Hamburg/Germany, 25 July 2013 – GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has issued a Statement of Compliance to the wind turbine developer aerodyn for the A-Design Assessment of its 3MW horizontal axis wind turbine design. A-Design Assessment consists of a complete examination of the design analyses with all required material and component tests. It confirms that the turbine meets the requirements of GL RC’s “Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines” which addresses the safety philosophy, quality assurance and engineering integrity of the turbine.

aerodyn’s Super Compact Drive (SCD) 3 MW turbine design will be manufactured by the Chinese company Ming Yang. The turbine’s main features are its light weight, compact structure, high performance and cost efficiency, with its integrated SCD drive chain consisting of an independent rotor bearing, a two-stage planetary gear and an intermediate speed generator. The concept is based on a two rotor blade design with a rotor diameter of 100m.

About aerodyn
aerodyn engineering is a daughter company of aerodyn Energiesysteme and is developing and distributing especially the SCD Technology as an licence product. aerodyn Energiesysteme has been developing Wind Energy Conversion Systems for manufacturers on the global market since 1983, and many of aerodyn’s innovative developments have influenced the state-of-the-art. Wind turbines developed by aerodyn can be found on all five continents and produce energy on a reliable, economic and eco-friendly basis.

About GL Renewables Certification
GL Renewables Certification has issued guidelines which cover testing conditions, safety systems and quality requirements, for both onshore and offshore installations, in a variety of technical fields. For owners, manufacturers, operators, supplier firms, investors, banks and insurance companies alike certification is an important prerequisite for safe, reliable and highly productive facilities. GL Renewables Certification has offices in Germany, UK, US, Canada, India and China, and employs 185 people worldwide.

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