Brief

This brief required i4PD to improve the safety barrier for an access hatch inside the Nordex turbine nacelle. Safety was the main factor for the design but considerations in assembly and easy accessibility into the hatch also had to be taken into account.  

 

Approach

We worked with Nordex’s Central Engineering team in Germany to pin down the key component sizes for retrofitting into existing nacelles. Prototypes were made, tested and improved to ensure all aspects of safety were adhered to and all risks eliminated. The final design allowed for easy assembly and transportation of the kit inside the nacelle offering a solution that required no drilling or removal of current parts. 

Results

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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