ORE Catapult 15MW Wind Turbine Nacelle Test Facility

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The wind turbine nacelle test facility is capable of performing independent performance, validation, functionality, endurance and robustness and compressed life testing of components, sub assemblies, sub-systems and full systems (including the generator and converter) dynamically in a full scale, controlled onshore environment up to 15MW rating. The test rig can apply both torque and non-torque shaft loads and is capable of replicating the real-life conditions such as dynamic wind conditions and IEC design load cases.

The test stand will help to improve the understanding of turbine performance, identifying any potential assembly and design issues in a relatively short time period compared to field tests. Ultimately, it will help to reduce time to market, improve reliability and mitigate the associated costs and risks of deployment.


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