18 March 2019, Aurich/Germany

From “L” to “E” – More power in 4 MW-plus segment

ENERCON will launch the new wind energy converters in the 4 MW-plus segment on the market as E-147 EP5 and E-160 EP5.

A change to the product designation has been made in the next stage of ENERCON and Lagerwey’s affiliation. In future, all of the new WECs developed in partnership will enter the market as ENERCON WEC types with a uniform “E” series designation. The new E-147 and the new E-160 are taking the lead, and are also being given a power boost.

The E-147 EP5 for wind class IIA sites (IEC) has a nominal power of 5.0 MW. The nominal power of the E-160 EP5 for wind class IIIA sites is 4.6 MW. “This move is a way for us to accommodate the fast-paced developments in our relevant wind energy markets”, explains ENERCON Sales Director Stefan Lütkemeyer. “Our customers are calling for more powerful and more efficient wind turbines. By positioning the E-147 and the E-160 higher, we are offering them other attractive options in a tough competitive environment for their onshore wind projects around the world.”

The rest of the key data and the geometry of the new WEC types will remain largely unchanged. Both of the new developments are based on the EP5 platform, which, like the new EP3 platform, has a compact and cost-optimised design at its root.

The new EP5 WEC types will be a major topic of ENERCON's presence at the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition in Bilbao (02 - 04 April 2019, Hall 1, Booth D42) and the Hannover Messe (01 - 05 April 2019, Hall 27, Booth L75). 

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