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Technology: GE 4.2-117 wind turbines

MainPower plans to use 22 of General Electric’s new GE 4.2-117 wind turbines. This will be the first time this technology is used in New Zealand. The larger turbines have a tip height of 135m. The greater size also allows us to reduce the overall number of turbines required from 26 down to 22 compared to the number of turbines in the previous version of the consent.

  • Generation per turbine – 4.2MW
  • Blade length – 58.5m
  • Tower height – 76.5m
  • Tip height – 135m
  • Can withstand winds of up to 200km/h
Wind Turbine Stats UPDATE-01
GE Onshore Wind Turbines 3-4MW Platform Architecture