PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

More news: Energy
Written by / Agency / Source: General Electric Company

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Offshore Turbine from GE Proves High Reliability - Availability Following First Trial Run - GE announced that its 4.1-113 offshore wind turbine, nicknamed “Big Glenn” and located in Sweden’s Gothenburg harbor, passed its initial trial run. This announcement was made at the European Wind Energy Association’s EWEA 2012 in Copenhagen
Offshore Turbine from GE Proves High Reliability - Availability Following First Trial Run

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012/04/17 - GE announced that its 4.1-113 offshore wind turbine, nicknamed “Big Glenn” and located in Sweden’s Gothenburg harbor, passed its initial trial run. This announcement was made at the European Wind Energy Association’s EWEA 2012 in Copenhagen. NYSE: GE

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Energy Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

• Sweden’s Largest Wind Turbine in Gothenburg Harbor Reaches Important Milestone
• Reliability Run with 99.05 Percent Availability
• 4.1-113 Offshore Wind Turbine will Produce Electricity for 3,000+ Swedish Homes per Year

GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that its 4.1-113 offshore wind turbine, nicknamed “Big Glenn” and located in Sweden’s Gothenburg harbor, passed its initial trial run. This announcement was made at the European Wind Energy Association’s EWEA 2012 in Copenhagen.

Beginning February 29, the trial lasted 200 hours. GE’s first direct-drive offshore wind turbine passed this reliability run on its first attempt with 99.05 percent availability. Wind speed varied during the trial run from zero to rated wind, resulting in a capacity factor of 35.3 percent.

“The variation in wind speed gives the team confidence that the turbine performs reliably under all wind conditions,” says Vincent Schellings, offshore product manager for GE Energy. “Now we will begin validating the design and obtain initial results before summer. Our initial focus will be on the power curve and loads validation as evidence that our simulations meet the measurements of the two performance characteristics that matter most to our customers.”

The test run was successfully completed in March. “We are very proud to support our city and our country towards the goal of producing more green energy. Due to our great teamwork with GE and Chalmers University we can celebrate this important milestone,” said Jonas Cognell, director of Renewable Electricity at Göteborg Energi.

About GE‘s 4.1-113

GE’s 4.1-113 is intended specifically for the offshore environment, with reliability and availability as the primary design drivers and builds on the experience with over 17,500 units globally. With fewer moving parts, the direct-drive technology provides a simple, reliable design with built-in redundancy and partial operation for major components, all focused on keeping turbines operating reliably at sea. The direct-drive technology eliminates costly gearbox parts and lowers operating expenses.

The 4.1-113 blade design is optimized to maximize energy capture at sites suitable for monopile applications. Based on five years of operating history of the installed fleet of GE 3.5-megawatt turbines, the platform is well proven.

About GE
GE (GE.com) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.

GE Energy works connecting people and ideas everywhere to create advanced technologies for powering a cleaner, more productive world. With more than 100,000 employees in over 100 countries, our diverse portfolio of product and service solutions and deep industry expertise help our customers solve their challenges locally. We serve the energy sector with technologies in such areas as natural gas, oil, coal and nuclear energy; wind, solar, biogas and water processing; energy management; and grid modernization. We also offer integrated solutions to serve energy- and water-intensive industries such as mining, metals, marine, petrochemical, food & beverage and unconventional fuels.

Follow GE Energy on Twitter @GE Energy.

About Göteborg Energi
Göteborg Energi is one of the most exciting workplaces for the future. With our electricity, district heating and natural gas systems we shape an important part of the infrastructure in western Sweden. One of the products of the future is energy services that help our customers to use the right energy in the right quantity at the right time – for the benefit of both environment and economy. We also stride towards creating sustainable energy solutions. Efficient energy supply is one of the most important foundation stones of a well-functioning society. Gothenburg Energy is one of Sweden’s most committed environmental energy companies. Gothenburg Energy AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Göteborg Kommunala Förvaltning AB. (Gothenburg Municipality Holding Company).

PRESS Contacts

Ken Darling, Masto Public Relations
P: +1 518 786 6488 - E: kenneth.darling[.]ge.com.

Beth Coffman, Masto Public Relations
P: +1 518 786 6488 - E: beth.coffman[.]mastopr.com.

GE news - Masto Public Relations - E: information[.]mastopr.com.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Energy Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: General Electric Company

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Energy articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Offshore Turbine from GE Proves High Reliability - Availability Following First Trial Run

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

GE News Center |
Publisher Contact: Dr. Karin Funke-Rapp - GE Energy 
+49 5971 980 2870 karin.funkerapp[.]ge.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any General Electric Company securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Energy via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From General Electric Company / Company Profile


Read Energy Most Recent Related Newswires:

Boost in Genset Manufacturing Activity to Resolve Power Challenges in the Southern African Region Finds Frost & Sullivan
ENGIE to Become Worldwide Leader of Independent District Cooling by Acquiring A 40% Stake in Tabreed from Mubadala
Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Inverters Market Leverages Favourable Targets and Feed-in Tariffs to Catalyze Growth, finds Frost & Sullivan
GE Introduces Rugged, Resilient Power Supply for Industrial Applications
Energy Technology Developers Focus on Sustainability and Efficiency to Stay Relevant in a Changing Market Finds Frost & Sullivan
Baker Hughes and GE Announce Executive Leadership Team for Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Enel Green Power Acquires Two Wind Farms in Campania from Amec Foster Wheeler
Enel and Rosseti Sign MoU for Cooperation in Innovative Smart Grid Solutions
World’s Largest Floating Photovoltaic Power Plant Test-bed Features ABB Technology
Enel Group Confirmed in Euronext Vigeo Eiris Sustainability Indices for Fifth Straight Year
Invenergy Selects GE Renewable Energy to Provide Cyber Security for Entire Fleet
GNF3 Fuel Product Completes U.S. NRC Approved Process for New Fuel Product Introductions
Surging Demand from Data Centres Energises European Diesel Genset Market Finds Frost & Sullivan
Mexican Ministry of Energy Awards Three Geothermal Exploration Permits - A Key Step Forward for ENGIE and Reykjavik Geothermal
Forestalia Selects GE Renewable Energy to Provide 1,200 MW of Wind Power in the Largest European Auction to Date

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  MagLar, Inc.

Visit  NAKIVO, Inc.





 
  ©2017 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)