MHI Vestas Offshore Wind unveiled its uprated 8-MW wind turbine. The new V164 can reach a rated power of 9 MW in specific site conditions. The increased energy production per wind turbine will add greater value for many projects and save on Capital Expenditure costs as fewer machines will be needed to meet a wind-farm’s capacity.
The turbine is based on the V164-8.0 MW, a machine already installed at the 258-MW Burbo Bank Extension wind project and which has a firm order book of over 1.6 GW.
“We are committed to delivering turbine technology that is in line with the development of our industry, based on our 20-plus years of offshore experience,” said Torben Hvid Larsen, CTO. “Reliability remains a key enabler and our approach to developing our existing platform supports this strategy.”
The company’s prototype at Østerild broke the energy generation record for a commercially available offshore wind turbine in December, producing 216,000 kWh (actual figures 215,999.1 kWh) over a 24 hour period.
MHI Vestas has further developed this platform in a continued commitment to deliver affordable offshore wind power.
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