UK: Site Works Start on 15MW Wind Turbine Drive Train Facility
Site works have now started on the 15MW wind turbine drive train facility, funded by the Energy Technologies Institute and One North East.
The ETI has also invested in the Narec facility, by providing funding to a consortium of Converteam and MTS Systems Corporation for the design, development and commissioning of the test rig, a world leading large-scale engineering project.
This open access, wind turbine drive train test rig is seen as crucial for the continued success and further expansion of the UK’s offshore wind industry and should be available for commercial testing from June 2013.
Offshore WIND staff, June 19, 2012; Image: Narec