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Wind power components news: Winergy certification, SKF deal with Nordex

HybridDrive system certified while Nordex secures bearing supply

TÜV Rheinland has certified the HybridDrive system from wind turbines component manufacturer, Winergy, according to the GL2010 Guideline. The system consists of a gearbox and generator.

“The fact that the HybridDrive has been inspected prior to the project planning of the wind turbine by TÜV Rheinland as an independent and accredited Body is advantageous for customers,” said Matthias Deicke, Winergy Project Manager. “The HybridDrive system has been tested and certified according to fundamental manufacturing and design specifications, enabling our client to save time and effort during the type certification process.”

The component certification process was implemented shortly after Winergy’s HybridDrive successfully completed all system-level prototype verifications in 2012.

SKF-Nordex deal

Meantime, wind turbine component supplier SKF has signed a global agreement to supply mainshaft bearings and lubrication systems for wind turbines developed by with German manufacturer Nordex.

“We are very pleased to extend our partnership with Nordex with the signing of the global agreement, further strengthening the strategic partnership between the two companies,” said Henrik Lange, President SKF Industrial Market, Strategic Industries. “SKF continues to support Nordex with our global manufacturing footprint and engineering support, enabling our customer to reach increased supply chain efficiency.”

Lars Rytter, Chief Procurement Officer for Nordex, said with its global footprint, SKF “perfectly fits our requirements for longterm strategic suppliers”.

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