Tallest U.S. Wind Turbine Installed in Texas

first_imgTallest U.S. Wind Turbine Installed in Texas FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享North American Windpower:Goldwind Americas has completed the installation of its GW 3MW(S) Smart Wind Turbine test unit at the UL Advanced Wind Turbine Test Facility at West Texas A&M University.The scalable, 3 MW test turbine has an assembled hub height of 130 meters and a blade tip height of 199.2 meters, making it the tallest wind turbine in the U.S., Goldwind claims. Developed by Goldwind, the onshore GW 3MW(S) prototype features a rated capacity of up to 3.57 MW and a rotor diameter of 136 meters. “The installation of Goldwind’s 3S prototype serves as an important milestone for Goldwind Americas and its global strategy to commercialize Goldwind’s turbine technology in the U.S. and abroad,” notes David Sale, CEO of Goldwind Americas.The turbine was officially launched in October 2016 at the China Windpower Exhibition, and a prototype was grid-connected in China in January 2017. The Texas installation is the first prototype Goldwind has installed and tested outside of China. The U.S.-based prototype will be fully commissioned this month, when testing will also begin.Reinhard Sander, vice president of engineering and technology for Goldwind Americas, adds, “The newest model in Goldwind’s portfolio of turbines continues to push the technology envelope and define what is possible in the wind industry. This allows our customers to maximize project economics with a larger nameplate design at a greater hub height, while benefiting from the scalability and adaptability of the 3 MW-plus platform.”More: Goldwind Installs 199.2-Meter Wind Turbine In Texaslast_img read more

Chelsea consider new Modric bid

first_imgChelsea are considering whether to table an improved bid for Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric.The Blues have had offers of £22m and £27m for Modric rejected by Spurs, who insist the Croatia international is not for sale.“It’s something we’ll look at in the week and take it from there,” Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay told Sky Sports News.AdChoices广告Modric, 25, is reported to have handed in a transfer request at White Hart Lane and believes he had an agreement with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy that he could leave this summer.Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas, whose team have been touring Asia, is keen to add Modric to his squad before the start of the new Premier League season.“We really need to sit down with Andre and talk this through,” Gourlay added.“Even though we’ve been travelling, you can still be active in the marketplace. The communication is always there with our guys back in London.”last_img read more