Turbine manufacturers at Wind Energy Hamburg 2018 will unveil a series of upgrades designed to produce maximum results in the auction era.

Enercon is due to present its E-138 EP3 model at 4.2MW, up from 3.5MW, while Siemens Gamesa will showcase its 4.5-145 4.5MW machine, up from 4.2MW.

Senvion will take the wraps off its low-wind 2.3M130 model with top power of 2.3MW and a 130-metre rotor, while Ming Yang will attend the conference for the first time and showcase its two-bladed 3MW machine for both on and offshore markets.

Dutch outfit Lagerwey will present its 4MW low-wind L160 model while compatriot EWT has its D61 750kW model targeted at height-constrained, low-wind sites.

Key drivers behind these breath-taking scaling and other product developments is the introduction of auction systems across the world and the increasing competition from other renewables especially photovoltaics,” said the organisers.

"Key enablers are parallel advances in many areas ranging from the development of next-generation very long single-piece blades to new compact gearboxes, direct drive generators, high towers, in transport-logistics, and installation methods/technologies,” they added.

Wind Energy Hamburg kicks off on 18 September.