Today’s slender and high wind turbine towers are increasingly subject to vibrations, which are typically caused by wind and wave loads or rotor imbalances.
A leading german wind turbine OEM requested for Wölfel to develop and manufacture a solution for vortex induced vibrations (VIV) in the 2nd tower bending mode for turbines in wind farms across the world. The aim is to reduce critical fatigue loads during vortex shedding events. Relatively high tower frequencies above one hertz, a cost efficient design and fast delivery are only some of the challenges within this project.
“Thanks to the close and good coordination between Wölfel and my team, this challenging project was completed to our full satisfaction within a tight timeframe. Wishes and
even short-term changes were taken into account and we will be happy to come back to Wölfel if the need arises.”
Head of Component Engineering at leading german wind turbine OEM