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Alstom's new-generation Haliade 150 - 6MW offshore wind turbine has obtained the IEC1 power performance measurement after three months of testing at the Le Carnet site in France.

Alstom says onshore tests performed on the first Haliade 150 - 6MW since March 2012 have provided extensive data collection on the power curve, which confirmed the technical specifications and correlate well with the design models of the Haliade 150 -6MW wind turbine.

The next phase of activity on the first onshore machine will focus on specific tasks and extensive tests related to wind turbine diagnostics, reliability and maintenance of main components such as the generator, pitch, converter and the yaw system.

The remaining tests included in the type testing certification are expected to be finalized during this phase in order to obtain the certification of the turbine before year-end.

After the certification, the Le Carnet site will be dedicated to complementary performance upgrade tests and several training actions.

“During this last year, the activity in Le Carnet has been massive in terms of measurements and test work. These have been focused on the validation of the characteristics and the performance of the Haliade 150 wind turbine according to Alstom’s internal protocols and the main international standards,” says Jordi Puigcorbé, Alstom Wind Innovation vice president.



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