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N131/3600 (3.6 megawatts)


The N131/3600 is specially designed for medium wind locations (comparable to IEC 2). With its 131m rotor the available rotor swept area in this wind regime has risen by more than 25 percent. Despite the substantial increase in rotor length, the sound power level is limited to max. 104.9 dB(A) through rotor blades equipped with serrated trailing edges.

The N131/3600 is available with tower heights of 84 to 134 metres.

The N131/3600 is based on Nordex’ proven turbine design of Generation Delta. With the N131/3600, Nordex customers are able to benefit from our more than 17 years of experience in the multi-megawatt segment.


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Brief description


Greater nominal output

With a nominal output of 3.6 MW, and a 14m bigger rotor the N131/3600 delivers up to 15 percent higher yield than its predecessor, the N117/3600. It is our most efficient medium wind turbine.

 

Proven rotor blade design - increased rotor surface

The N131/3600 features the in-house developed own NR65.5 rotor blade with 13,478 square meters rotor sweep. Compared to its predecessor an increase of more than 25 percent in the medium wind speed regime.

 

Optimized hub heights
Hub heights of 84 to 134 meters help to achieve greater yields.


Reduced power levels
Despite the substantial increase in output, sound power level is limited to max. 104.9 dB(A). What is more, Nordex offers numerous noise-optimised operating systems for particularly noise-critical locations. Thanks to the improved sector-cut-out modes, an optimum yield is still achieved..

Proven drive train concept

The drive train concept is based on the proven 3-point bearing structure. The optimised drive train geometry reduces the forces impacting the individual components, thus lowering the strain on the robust rotor bearings.

Economical electrical system
As with the first wind power systems using Nordex’s multi-megawatt platform, the N131/3600 is fitted with a double-fed asynchronous generator and frequency converter. This system is characterised by superior reliability and economic efficiency.

Internally produced control system
Over 4,500 Nordex turbines have already been fitted with Nordex’s own proven Nordex Control™ system, which controls, regulates and monitors the wind power systems. Permanent and protected access to the turbine and wind farm data on site or remotely is browser-based, interactive and secure. With its modular structure and standardised interfaces, Nordex Control™ can be adjusted flexibly to meet the customer’s SCADA requirements.

Accustomed grid compatibility
The N131/3600 meets the grid requirements of the international markets. The German System Service Ordinance (SDLWindV) is one of the most demanding grid codes in Europe. With their fault ride-through capabilities, the turbines can effortlessly bridge any disruptions in voltage and thus fully comply with all requirements for the system service bonus. What is more, the Nordex Windfarm Management System allows the grid operator to directly control the active and reactive power of the windfarm in the grid.

Extended standard operating conditions
The turbine can be operated at sites with average temperatures in a normal climate range and even at temperatures of as low as -20 degrees Celsius, thus enhancing the annual yield at your site. The proven Nordex Cold Climate Package additionally helps to open up high-yield cold locations. The cold-climate version of the turbine has an extended operating range of temperatures down to -30 degrees Celsius.

Anti-Icing System
The Anti-Icing System heats the aerodynamically most important surfaces of the rotor blades, thus reducing ice formation efficiently, resulting in considerable yield gains at sites characterised by frequent ice formation.

 

A safe and spacious work place
The turbine nacelle provides particularly safe and roomy space to work with extended escape and rescue routes. This helps to lower maintenance-induced downtimes:

  • Readily accessible systems for maintenance
  • On-board crane for replacing components <=1 ton
  • Swift and weather-protected access to the hub thanks to complete encapsulation

 
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