Many people ask why wind turbines have to go to be replaced by new ones.
One of the reasons is that wind turbines have to be decommissioned because of repowering. The existing wind turbines being replaced by much bigger wind turbines as the rotor is the motor. The bigger the rotor, increasing from, for example, 70 to 162m rotor diameter where energy production will increase significantly and the cost price per generated KWh decreases with 20-30%.
On other locations it is not possible to install big wind turbines due to restrictions in permits or for logistical reasons. That is whey there is a market for used wind turbines. We delivered and/ or installed in Romania, France, Poland, Ukraine, Italy, Finland, Sweden, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland and more to come in 2024.

On the map shown you can see where 12 wind turbines from Pure Energie, Flevopolder in the Netherlands went to. These were 12 Enercon E-70 E4, from 2011 and 2012, relatively young. We decommissioned these in the first half of 2023 and they are installed again in Scotland, Wales, on Åland Islands Finland, in Latvia and three more have to be installed in Northern Ireland this spring. One of these is delivered in France to be used as spare parts.
All about circularity, looking at all the R’s for Re-Use, Refurbish, RePurpose and when no alternative Recycle.

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