- Published: 11 February 2016 11 February 2016
GE Power Conversion has completed manufacturing the first serial permanent magnet generator (PMG) in GE Renewable’s offshore wind factory in Saint-Nazaire, France.
The generator is split into three electrical circuits. In the event of two circuits going offline, the high level of redundancy enables the turbine to continuously produce power even in “degraded” mode. This first generator is to be installed in GE’s Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine in Denmark. The factory in France is set up to have a capacity of manufacturing 100 generators per year. This production site uses the air-cushion system that has been implemented to move generators within the site. This eliminates the need of cranes within the factory. The site is also equipped with a test bench, ensuring every generator coming out of the assembly line is ready to be deployed.