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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:54 pm    Post subject: DANmark and Hanstholm windturbine Reply with quote

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Hello people,

I'm new in this forum. Your homepage is GREAT and you have many super informations. Windpower is my biggest hobby! In the last days I found little informations about the DANmark windturbines and the Hanstholm turbines, and now I'm not sure if these turbines are the same. Or if this turbines are from difficult company's? I hope anybody can help me.

PS: I miss one company in the list of european turbine makes. The company is called Flodda and was located in Austria in the 1980 years. If you wish I can give you a few informations about this.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi Klaus

The DANmark series of wind turbines from diameter 8 m to diameter 25 m were all designed by the FOLKECENTER.

They encouraged companies to use their drawings. Located near the Folkecenter, was the harbour town of Hanstholm - at the West Coast.
The Hanstholm Turbine was designed in cooperation with the Folkecenter, and thus somehow a kind of DANmark Turbine.
At the Danish Island of Bornholm (in the Baltic sea) another DANmark-design - Turbine was fabricated: The BALTIC Power Turbine (99 kW) Initially they used solid wood blades. But these were later exchanged by AeroStar 9 m GRP blades.

None of the DANmark designs were fabricated in great numbers, but the German Tacke design was based on the Hanstholm Turbine design.

PS: Somewhere I have got a leaflet telling about the Floda or Flodda Turbine, but I would appreciate, if you could help me with informations. Also the number of Turbines produced, and sizes.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi, thank you for the great informations!

To the Floda: In the year 1987 the first prototype "Floda 500" with 500kW and 36m diameter was build. The production of the turbines was made from the company "Villas, Geissler & Pehr" in Eisenerz, Austria. The turbine was pitch controlled and have had a asynchrongenerator. The first three prototypes of the 500kW turbine where erected in California (I don't know exactly where Crying or Very sad ). The three bigger 600kW turbines where build in the year 1991. Then the company had got a mission from a swiss company, they should build 217 turbines. But then the mission was stopped because the californian windrush was on the end and the company from swiss had financial problems. Also "Villas, Geissler & Pehr" had financial problems, so the turbine patent was sold to a British company in the year 1991. Gerald Hehenberger (projectleader from "Villas, Geissler & Pehr" and later ABB-colleague) started 1992 a new initiative and build 10 600kW turbines, there where installed on the Golanheights in Israel for a private company. But ABB-Austria has dicidet then, they will not longer build turbines. But the will sell components for windturbines. This was the end of Floda ( Mad ).

Here I found a few Datas: rldwidepanorama/wwp905/thumbs/AndyAlpern.jpg&imgrefurl=http://geoimage 100&w=200&sz=3&hl=de&start=20&um=1&tbnid=8B3C1pkd82xZuM:&tbnh=52&tbnw= 104&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgolan%2Bwind%26start%3D18%26ndsp%3D18%26svnum%3 D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dde%26sa%3DN

I will try to get any datasheets by the austrian windenergy association.

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