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Five Nordex N100 wind turbines going into operation at Gollmitz wind farm


Hamburg/Gollmitz.- The independent power producer Enertrag AG is commencing electricity generation at the Gollmitz wind park today. The five wind power systems with a total output of 12.5 MW will be generating 28.9 million kWh of electricity each year, sufficient to cover the requirements of 8,250 households. This high yield is being made possible by the Nordex N100, which has been especially configured for typical non-coastal conditions characterized by steady wind volumes. With a rotor diameter of 100 meters and a nominal capacity of 2.5 MW, the turbines already comply with the latest electrical requirements of the German Energy Feed-In Act.

In planning the wind farm, Enertrag was guided by two principles: “On the one hand, we wanted to achieve the highest possible local content in the North East of Germany and therefore deliberately used Nordex turbines which had been produced in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania,” explained Enertrag CEO Jörg Müller. Enertrag also gave preference to local construction and electrical companies in the Uckermark region in awarding contracts for preparatory assembly work. Construction of the foundations and access roads as well cable work thus helped to secure jobs in the region, as will the ensuing operation of the wind farm. In addition, we implemented various environmental compensation measures" Müller added. Among other things, Enertrag is planting around 60 trees and financing the demolition of three derelict buildings and the ensuing sealing of the ground in Gollmitz, Wilhelmshof and Kröchlendorff.

The N100 is a further development of the proven Nordex N80/90 wind turbine family. Since 2000, the North Germany-based wind system producer has assembled over 1,000 of these turbines around the world. The turbines being used at the Gollmitz wind park have a hub height and rotor diameter of 100 meter and a rotor sweep of 7,823 square meters.

“The project testifies to the confidence which our long-standing partner Enertrag has placed in our wind power systems, particularly those in the 2.5 MW class. The N100 is one of the most powerful series-produced turbines for non-coastal locations currently available on the market,” explains Jörg Hempel, managing director and sales director for Nordex Central Europe.

Enertrag and Nordex have been working together for a long time: Enertrag supplies aircraft warning lights for Nordex in Germany and other European countries, including for the N100 in Gollmitz. In addition, the Gollmitz wind farm is equipped with an Enertrag vision range system to reduce the brightness of the night warning beacon for aircraft, thus minimizing the disturbance for neighboring residents.


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