VERTIWIND is a innovative Floating Vertical axis offshore turbine developed to produce in sea conditions. The turbine system has been developed by Nenuphar in France and the floaters are shaped by Technip. The commercialization for the pacaific coast of Latin America, from Panama to Chile, is under the responsibility of EURL MP and its subsidiary MP Andina SPA.
VERTIWIND already exists with a nominal output of 2.5 MW and units of 6MW are under development. The most important advantage of VERTIWIND is its ability to produce above the rated capacity. As a matter of fact, the shape of the turbine allows VERTIWIND to act as a sailboat and being steadily tilted which increase the surface of treated wind. A gain of 25% can be expected with wind of 15 m/s.
VERTIWIND can produce above the nominal output thanks to the fact that can be tilted up to 20 degrees. This inclination allows you to treat a larger area of wind and electricity production to grow by 25%.
VERTIWIND has an alternator that works without gearbox. It has the advantage to reduce the components and interfaces between components and therefore generates a better efficiency for the production of electricity.
VERTIWIND shows an alternator and an electric installation below the turbines in the pylon in order to down the center of gravity and to stabilize the whole installation. It allows to increase the weight of the alternator and therefore to produce without gearbox.
Furthermore, it allows and to duplicate all the electrical system in order to avoid intervention on the site for specific failures.
VERTIWIND has an air conditioning system with a positive pressure inside the pylon. It allows you to protect the internal facilities of dizziness air corrosion.
VERTIWIND is produced and assembled at the coast. The units are then tugged by boat to the site and anchored as an oil drilling platform, without any civil works. It enables not only to increase the efficiency of production and installation, but also to reduce the risk of works at sea.