µ-Sen provides first M5000 offshore wind energy plant from Multibrid with new Condition Monitoring System

M5000 offshore-wind energy (PresseBox) (Rudolstadt, ) After a two-year development period, µ-Sen GmbH has now provided the first M5000 offshore wind turbine from Multibrid with a new offshore Condition Monitoring System (CMS). The wind energy plant (WEP) is located in Bremerhaven.

In a joint project with IMO-WIND, µ-Sen has worked on the advancement of its own CM systems for use at sea. In this joint research network with seven partners, µ-Sen concentrates on the development of an integral monitoring and evaluation system for offshore wind energy plants (IMO).

The CM system for the offshore WEP was based on adapted hardware and sensor concepts. Monitoring the plant with its highly integrated mechanical system proved as much a diagnostic challenge as did the control of extremely slow-running components.

Other key functions which were – and are – to be integrated include early fault detection and monitoring systems, while the software needed to be integrated into the turbine control concept. The result was to meet approved power plant standards. “We have satisfied these complex requirements,” Ulrich Oertel, Development Manager of µ-Sen, said in assessment of the result.

The CM system will now also be installed in other turbines, after Multibrid received an order in June 2007 for the supply of the first six turbines for the German offshore test field, “alpha ventus”. Located 45km off the coast of the island of Borkum at a water depth of over 30m,
”alpha ventus” is a joint project of E.ON Energy Projects GmbH, EWE AG and Vattenfall Europe New Energy GmbH.

Current information on M5000 is available at the Multibrid stand (stand no: E0400) at the European Offshore Wind Conference & Exhibition held in Berlin from 4 – 6 December.

Publication and reproduction free of charge; please send µ-Sen GmbH a copy of the publication.

Attention editors: For queries, please contact Mr. Steffen Biehl, µ-Sen GmbH.

About Multibrid Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH:
The development of offshore wind energy is one of the central targets of the European climate protection policy – the Multibrid M5000 was specially developed for rough conditions at sea. The unit combines a patented air treatment system, a redundant design of almost all auxiliary equipment and a number of other offshore specifications.


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Dr. Steffen Biehl
µ-Sen GmbH


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