Windpower Monthly 01/2015
Gold Medal for the Best Innovation with SCD 8 MW nezzy

We are very proud to receive this award. Innovation is a never-ending passion of ours.

“Floating wind turbines are attracting growing attention for their potential to drive down the cost of energy. ­aerodyn’s Nezzy 8.0 MW buoyancy-stabilized floating turbine concept appears to be a groundbreaking innovation in this arena.” (WPM)

Design work is going on with committed partners for load calculation, stability ana­lysis, corrosion protection, production processes and offshore aspects. DNV GL is also involved. A large team of offshore specialists has checked nezzy and worked out the Verification Comment Sheet for the Design Basis of the floating wind turbine concept, aerodyn SCD 8 MW nezzy, compliant with the DNV-OS-J103 standard.

Windpower Monthly 01/2015
Silver Medal Winner for the Best Offshore Turbine with SCD 6 MW

“Expert opinions on the pros and cons of two-bladed downwind turbines continue to differ. But German design consultancy aerodyn deserves credit for developing a product with the potential to meet China’s complex typhoon-prone offshore conditions between Shanghai and Hong Kong, potentially one of the world’s largest offshore markets.” (WPM)

The very compact and light-weight SCD 6 MW offshore turbine was awarded the silver medal, coming behind the gold medal for MHI Vestas 8.0 MW and before the Siemens 6.0 MW DD turbine. Offshore-specific features and benefits include a favorable 308 ton head mass, easy onshore assembly, transportation and complete head single-hoist installation. A helicopter landing deck ensures good accessibility. The entire design of the wind turbine, including gearbox, generator, rotor blades, inverter and control system, comes from aerodyn engineering and its partners.
Five years of work on the SCD (Super Compact Drive) concept has resulted in complete documentation for production, assembly, installation and maintenance. Our portfolio consists of an onshore series and an offshore series. The onshore family is available as a 2.5 MW light wind, 3 MW standard and 3.5 MW nearshore turbine. Some wind farms with SCD 3 MW turbines are in operation in China.
SCD 6 MW is the systematic further development for harsh offshore conditions, using all production and operation experience gained from the SCD
3 MW turbines.
MingYang has a license for SCD 3 MW and 6 MW for the mainland of China. aerodyn has a free hand in issuing further licenses for the rest of the world.
The next step – SCD 8 MW – is also under design and nearly finished.

Berlin, 26.5.2009:
aerodyn wins at the first company the new launched HUSUM WindEnergy Award for the SCD Technology.

„The Super-Compact-Drive-Technology (SCD) reduces the disadvantages of turbines with or without gearbox. The overall concept from aerodyn is a step in the right direction to increase the cost effectiveness of wind turbines; to reduce the manufacturing, maintenance and repair costs and finally to increase the energy output and the reliability” stated the jury.