Turbine of the month: Lagerwey L136, 4.5 MW

By Michelle Froese By Paul Dvorak, Editor
Windpower Engineering & Development
The cutaway shows a few details in the nacelle.
Most wind-turbine OEMs continually focus on improving the equipment in their nacelles. The engineers at Lagerwey have taken their responsibilities further with a few ideas for a better tower and a clever tower-climbing crane that trims construction and maintenance costs. Unfortunately, the company does not market in the U.S. so you might think its home country of Holland is trying to keep the company a secret.
Let’s change that perception with a “walk-through” that starts in the nacelle. The L136 is a 4.5-MW direct-drive design that

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