Ambau builds the tower for Mitsubishi's SeaAngel

Monday, 15 July, 2013 - 16:00

Ambau GmbH will build the tower for Mitsubishi's first 7-MW offshore wind turbines. The company received a corresponding order from Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe, Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishis Heavy Industries, Ltd. The construction of the tower for the prototype of the "SeaAngel" will begin in July at the Ambau plant in Cuxhaven.

The tower will measure 7.33 m at the bottom flange and have a total height of 106 m. It will consist of four segments. The largest segment, with a length of more than 40 m and a total weight of over 200 tonnes, can only be built at the Cuxhaven plant. The tower will then be crowned with the "SeaAngel", which has a rotor diameter of 167 m. The prototype of the system will be set up at the offshore test field of SSE in Hunterston, Scotland, in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

The tower is equipped with a variety of electrical components and hydraulic units from Japan and Europe, which Ambau technicians are installing and putting into operation. One novelty is the use of a coating system based on PTFE, which is made by the Japanese manufacturer Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd.

"We are happy to be involved in the exciting and challenging project by Mitsubishi. It gives us the opportunity to prove once again that we are a strong partner," said Holger Müller, Head of Sales at Ambau, about the contract that his company won.

Katharina Garus

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