Vestas & ZF Wind Power Launch EnVentus Powertrain
result of intensive teamwork between both parties and is an answer to the development of next generation wind technology, lowering the Levelized Cost of Energy. Furthermore, it illustrates both partners’ competencies and the importance of this strategic partnership. ZF Wind Power and Vestas bundled forces to anticipate the growth trajectory of renewable energy. After a dedicated period of development and enthusiastic teamwork, both parties are proud to release an integrated and modular powertrain design that includes main shaft, main bearing housing, two-stage planetary gearbox and permanent magnet generator. The EnVentus powertrain guarantees an output of up to 6.0 MW and is developed and tested at the facilities of ZF Wind Power in Lommel.
With a contribution of more than 85 percent of renewable electricity by 2050, renewables will be the largest driver for change in the global energy transition according to the International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA (Global Energy Transformation Study 2019). Wind remains a competitive energy source and will collaborate with other main renewable energy sources.
As a result of its constant dedication to new technological innovations, ZF Wind Power built the powertrain which is the first of its kind in the global wind industry. Customers all over the world will benefit from more flexible solutions and a wide range of customized turbine variants due to its modular design, competitive lifecycle costs, and a high-quality design which allows a fast integration in the customer development roadmap addressing new market segments.