KW3EX

Wind is plentiful in the North Sea. The issue facing our engineers was how to harness it safely and consistently. They came up with KW3EX – the world’s first ATEX certified turbine.
 

How does it work?

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Fire is every rig operator’s nightmare. KW3EX has been designed to work at safe operating temperatures, with no risk of generating sparks. It has no gear box, driving greater efficiency. It is self-regulating and can cope with any wind speed. High or low, it will continue to perform. There is a unique protection system that eliminates the need for a cut out point. Together with our hallmark delta rotor design, this means that it will operate and generate energy continuously. It is robust enough to take whatever weather conditions the North Sea can throw at it. Its performance is guaranteed for five years as standard.
 

What difference does it make?

The KW3EX has been installed on unmanned gas and oil platforms for many years. Its presence provides the assurance of a safe, regular supply of power. Once it is established the energy it supplies is literally as free as the wind - significantly reducing operational costs. As the first, and only small turbine to achieve ATEX certification, it has brought the possibility of wind driven energy to new markets across the world. Its ability to operate effectively, even in the worst conditions, brings renewable technology to a different level.

As the first, and only small turbine to achieve ATEX certification, it has brought the possibility of wind driven energy to new markets across the world. Its ability to operate effectively, even in the worst conditions, brings renewable technology to a different level.
 

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