Gamesa's G52 Wind Turbine Receives GL Certification for 50 and 60Hz Operation.
Brussels/Belgium, Hamburg/Germany, 14 March 2011 – Gamesa received a Type Certificate from GL Renewables Certification (GL) for their wind turbine G52-850 kW Class I, for both grid frequencies, 50 and 60 Hz.
The Type Certificate confirms that the wind turbine G52-850 kW Class I complies with the requirements of the GL Guideline for the Certification of Wind Turbines, Edition 2003 with Supplement 2004 regarding design, power quality and verification of the load assumptions for both grid frequencies. The certification will help Gamesa to apply for any wind farm tenders worldwide with focus on Central and North American markets where electricity grids are operating in 60 Hz frequency.
The G52 turbine was designed more than two decades ago and has consistently to a successful operating record. A number of variants were certified earlier by GL according to former 1999 guidelines. Gamesa has obtained GL certification for its G8X systems, and is currently working to gain certification for its latest design, the Gamesa G10X 4.5 MW platform.
More than 15 years’ experience and around 21,000 MW installed in 30 countries on 4 continents consolidate Gamesa as a world leader in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind turbines. Likewise, the company manages the operation and maintenance services for over 13,600 MW. Gamesa has 30 production facilities in Europe, the US, China and India and an over 7,200 employees worldwide.
The company is also a world leader in the development, construction and sale of wind farms, having installed over 4,000 MW and with a portfolio of more than 22,600 MW in Europe, America and Asia. For more information, please visit www.gamesa.es/en
About GL Renewables Certification
GL Renewables Certification, part of the GL Group, is a leading certification body primarily focussed on the certification of wind farms, wind turbines and their components. At the forefront of understanding in renewables technology, it is abreast of all the necessary standards and requirements and takes a harmonised approach in ensuring that these are met. Manufacturers, banks and insurers around the world rely on the state-of-the-art service provided by GL Renewables Certification.
For more information, please visit www.gl-group.com/renewables