The demonstration 7 MW wind-turbine that has been jointly developed by Artemis and its parent company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is now ready for the commissioning and verification processes to begin at the Hunterston test site. The wind-turbine contains a Digital Displacement® transmission, the largest capacity hydrostatic transmisssion that has ever been built.
A special ceremony was held at the site to commemorate this important event on 4th February 2015. The guests included representatives of SSE who own the test-site and NEDO, BIS and Innovate UK – all of which have supported the project.
You can read more about the event and the wind-turbine in this MHI press release.
In the centre of the group on the right is Artemis co-founder Professor Stephen Salter, whose 1984 paper Hydraulics for Wind set out ‘what hydraulics can do for wind’.
The view of the turbine below, was taken at dawn on the 29th of December 2014 just after the last blade had been installed. In the background, across the Clyde, are the lights of Millport on Great Cumbrae.