Brief

Nordex approached i4PD to review several areas inside the turbine nacelle. The main task was to improve the ergonomics and safety within the nacelle in co-operation with Nordex’s Central Engineering team in Germany. The rotating main bearing within the nacelle required a safety barrier that would allow easy access for workers to carry out maintenance work. Flexibility in the design was a key consideration to allow easy retrofits in other nacelles with slightly different systems.  

Approach

Our designers with ‘Working at Heights’ certification carried out site visits to review the environment of the nacelle, analyzing the key dimensions pertinent to the design. Our design team has produced an improved safety barrier that met all required criteria, to protect workers against moving parts; a kit that can be easily transported up the turbine for installation and flexibility for retrofit.

Result

i4 has an established vendor network and through this established supply chain; i4 procured, packed and shipped kits to site for assembly to the turbine. Our production kits include detailed assembly & maintenance instructions.

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