Areva Multibrid GmbH

Overview Challenge Solutions Benefits

AREVA Multibrid GmbH, a leader in wind power plants, teamed with embedded industrial automation leader Beckhoff to solve many of the reliability issues associated with generating wind power at sea. An embedded controller, running the Windows Embedded Compact family and motion-control software, transformed the Multibrid M5000 wind turbine into a fully automated, self-monitoring energy plant. Six M5000 turbines, capable of powering up to 50,000 German households, were recently installed in a North Sea test site, where they reliably and efficiently generate clean energy with predictable service intervals.

Benefits at a glance

  • One integrated and connected solution for offshore wind farms and onshore Windows-based enterprise systems
  • Hard real-time measurement of weather conditions
  • Remote management of offshore devices

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