GE Renewable Energy has selected Heatex as the supplier of the generator cooling system for the Haliade-X, +12MW offshore wind turbine. Heatex, specialized in air-to-air heat exchangers, will supply the generator cooling system consisting of heat exchangers and surrounding auxiliary components.
Following a technical collaboration between GE & Heatex, focused on optimizing the cooling performance and managing the technical requirements, the companies will now enter into a 4-year frame agreement for the deliveries of the generator cooling system.
“With the air-to-air cooling system from Heatex we will reach the cooling required for the Haliade-X generator with a robust and proven technology says Anton Hoang, Head of Sourcing at GE Renewable Energy – Offshore Wind”
The closed cooling system will use ambient external air, in air-to-air heat exchangers, to cool down and provide the generator with sufficient cooling at all operating conditions. The cooling system and the heat exchangers are designed to minimize service requirements and maintain consistent cooling performance throughout the life-time of the wind turbine.
With an air-to-air cooling system a low cooling temperature, also in hotter ambient conditions, can be achieved. Also, with less parts, less critical failure modes and minimized service requirements the cooling system provides GE and its customers with the necessary business case certainty.
“Building on Heatex experience and track record in offshore and onshore wind accumulated over more than ten years we are proud and honored to have reached this frame agreement with GE Renewable Energy for the Haliade-X. The teams on both sides have worked dedicated and collaboratively to reach this landmark milestone. We now look forward to delivering the generator cooling system for the Haliade-X and continue deepening the collaboration with GE says Pierre Nyström, CEO at Heatex.”
Heatex is a leading global cleantech company that develops energy-saving thermodynamic solutions that contribute to a sustainable future. Heatex specializes in air-to-air heat exchangers whose purpose is to maximize the heat transfers between airflows. Heatex products are made to match the customer’s technical specifications and are a critical component in commercial, industrial and residential ventilation and cooling applications. Based in Malmö, Sweden, Heatex also has operations in the Czech Republic, China and the U.S.
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