From now on it is the highest wind energy plant in the Rheiderland: the ENERCON E-101 in the industrial park Weener. After weather-related delays, it was solemnly put into operation by the wind energy project planning team and the client, Klingele Windkraft GmbH. Since 2013, preparations have been made for the repowering of the Nordex N52 wind turbine on the industrial site of Klingele-Papierwerke.
With more power into the new year
135 meters hub height, 101 meters rotor diameter, 3050 kW power – these are the specifications of the E-101, which is in the true sense of the word the new “highlight” of the region. If you look at the performance, the size, however, becomes a minor matter: thanks to repowering, the new wind turbine now produces around 9 million kWh/a, about nine times as much as the old Nordex N54. “The new plant will produce an annual energy yield of around 9 million kW/a,” says Hendrik Stalljann, project manager at ENOVA. “So Klingele is going into the New Year with more power!” Around ten percent of the power demand of the Klingele paper mill could theoretically cover the ENERCON E-101.