Alstom signed a partnership with Freyssinet to enhance its ability to provide higher towers to serve less windy sites. The Group achieves a key milestone in the certification of its ECO 122 wind turbine and commercializes a 3 MW model of the machine.
Alstom also announced that it has signed a global partnership with Freyssinet to develop a 119-meter concrete tower specifically designed for its ECO122 wind turbine. This new tower will be made of 11 concrete sections, the lowest measuring 7.2 meters in diameter, for the base of the structure.
Coupled with the MOU agreement previously signed with Max Bögl Wind AG, to develop a 139-meter tower of hybrid design featuring a concrete bottom section and a steel top section, this new partnership gives Alstom the ability to offer its customers two high tower options for its ECO 122, suited to harness the stronger winds found at high altitude.
The ECO122 is now available in 3 MW model that will have a 6 percent higher yield than the 2.7 MW version. The high capacity factor combined with the turbine’s rated power make the turbine ideally suited for low to medium winds.
By providing a comprehensive range of towers made of concrete, steel or both, and adding to that the latest in installation technology, it is now possible to consider installing a wind farm within more complex environments, at competitive costs and within competitive completion times.