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GE Renewable Energy (GE) has announced that it has contracted with Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) to test the machine head of its new Cypress onshore wind turbine platform. The test campaign, the first collaborative effort between the two groups, will start in August 2019 and last for one year.
The Cypress architecture will be tested under different dynamic loading conditions. As a result of these and other tests, the new platform will be fully verified under realistic conditions. The prototype for its Cypress platform has already been installed and is fully operational, producing power at a rated level of 5.3 MW in Wieringermeer, the Netherlands. In addition to the testing work being done with IWES, GE Renewable Energy will continue to operate the prototype during the months to come as part of the process of obtaining a Type Certificate.
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