Nordic N1000 turbine install
Barnhart was contracted by an Indianapolis-based company to install a Nordic N1000 wind turbine. The installation was part of a 2.0 MW community wind farm that features the first commercial Nordic Windpower turbines installed in the United States. Barnhart's crew set the nacelle on the Nordic 1000 1.0 MW wind turbine and performed turbine assembly as well as down tower wiring. In comparison to all other large megawatt turbines currently installed in the United States, the innovative Nordic turbine rotor uses two blades instead of three. Another unique feature of the Nordic N1000 turbine is safer ground level assembly of the nacelle and rotor blades resulting in a single lift of the complete unit to the tower top.
The Barnhart Quality Assurance team worked with Nordic to develop rigging for all the tower lifts as well as to help refine the installation manual. Daniel Phipps, Nordic Windpower's Director of Customer Services commented, "The Barnhart team was instrumental in partnering with Nordic to achieve a successful installation and working through start-up issues."