Nordex has installed tallest wind turbine in the Hausbay-Bickenbach wind park located in the Rhineland-Palatinate state of Germany.


Claimed to be highest in the world, the wind turbine has a hub height of 164m and a rotor length of 65.5m, with total height reaching about 230m.

Developed by Kreuzberger & Spengler Regenerative Energie, the Hausbay-Bickenbach wind park is located about 100km west of Frankfurt/Main.

The 164m wind tower includes a 100m concrete tower and two tubular steel tower segments, which is being used by the company for its 500 Nordex N117 and N131 wind power systems, with a total height of up to 200m.

According to Nordex, the 230m total height and lower blade tip height of 100m will help maximizing power output from such facilities.

The N131/3300 wind systems will make use of air layers to generate maximum output while it will be less exposed to turbulence in hilly and forest-rich terrain.

Certified as per 2012 guideline of German Institute for Building Technology (Dibt), the turbine is claimed to be suitable low-wind regions with wind speeds of an annual average of up to 7.5 m/s.

In January, the type testing was completed for the N131/3300 turbines with a hub height of 164m.

N131/3300 wind turbines are the latest version of its N131/3000 from the Generation Delta range, which claimed to increase the power output by 10% compared to the N131/3000.

Image: N131/3300 is a new version of the N131/3000 from the Generation Delta range. Photo courtesy of 2013 Nordex SE.