- Published: 12 April 2016 12 April 2016
Enercon makes progress in launching its new E-126 EP4 series. Operation of the Wind Class IIA WEC prototype with a nominal power of 4.2 MW has been installed in Lelystad in the Netherlands.
This prototype is also the first machine based on Enercon‘s new 4MW platform (EP4) and the forerunner for the E-141 EP4 (low wind turbine) announced for the end of this year.The EP4 platform has a modular design and uses more identical parts and standard components. Except for its longer rotor blades, the components of the E-141 EP4 are almost identical to the E-126 EP4. The E-141 EP4 is designed for Wind Class III and has a rotor diameter of 141 metres. Parallel to the installation of the EP4 prototype in Lelystad, preparations began for serial production scheduled to be launched around the middle of the year. By the end of 2016, pre-series machines will be produced followed by serial turbines at the beginning of 2017.