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Published: 19 November 2018 19 November 2018
Max Bogl fig 1Combining Precast Concrete Parts and Steel Elements
Wind turbine performance is constantly improving. With this trend comes ever higher hub heights – a development that will also continue in the coming years. As turbine performance increases, political and economic demands regarding the profitability of wind turbines are likewise increasing. Turbines with capacities above 4MW will become the norm even for onshore sites. To effectively meet these challenges, innovative solutions from manufacturers are needed. Tower concepts such as the hybrid tower, which combines precast concrete parts and steel elements, are opening up new technical possibilities.
 
By Jürgen Joos, Chief Financial Officer, Max Bögl Wind, Germany

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