All AREVA M5000 5MW offshore wind turbines are tested from now on in the new full load test bench in Bremerhaven (Germany). The test bench offers the possibility to check the functionality under nominal load conditions and is a tool for the qualification of Second Source components.

The AREVA Group has made an investment of € 15 million to construct the full-scale 5MW test bench. One full load test run of a complete nacelle, including electrical power train (Generator, Converter, transformer and MV Switch boards), takes up to 48 hours without set-up time. The full load test bench was set up in 11 months and the first AREVA M5000 tests have been successful.