General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), through its GE Renewable Energy business, added two new wind turbine models to its recently announcedplatform of 3MW wind turbines at Wind Europe, in Hamburg, Germany. Today’s announcement introduced two uprated machines in the 3.6-137 and 3.8-130, to form GE’s most powerful family of onshore wind turbines to date. The new 3MW wind turbines are compatible with GE’s Digital Wind Farmecosystem.
Anne McEntee, President & CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business, said, “The addition of the 3.6 & 3.8 MW machines to our 3 MW platform offers our customers in Europe even more flexible and customizable solutions. We continue to invest in technology development designed specifically for the unique wind conditions and land constraints of the region.”
The uprated versions of the 3MW platform have been designed to address specific needs of European customers. The wind turbines are available at hub heights of 85, 110, 131.4 and 164.5 meters. The machines represent GE’s most powerful onshore wind turbines in their portfolio to date, with the 3.6-137 capable of providing up to 28 percent higher output1 and the 3.8-130 yielding up to 30 percent higher output2, both over existing technology. GE’s 3 MW turbines are configurable to meet IEC class IIIA, IIB and IIIB wind conditions.
GE’s new 3MW machines feature a new suite of software applications for the Digital Wind Farm, designed and developed to enhance annual energy production (AEP) and improve wind farm profitability. The applications are built on the Predix* software platform, which includes specialized cyber security protection for operational technology.
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