Vestas Introduces New Larger-Rotor, Higher Performing 3-MW Turbine Variant

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The V136-3.45-MW turbine is the newest variant of the proven 3-MW platform, which Vestas continuously optimizes to strengthen its product offerings. Raising the bar for low-wind site performance, the V136-3.45 MW combines Vestas’ largest onshore rotor diameter, the Vestas-patented Large Diameter Steel Tower technology, and an advanced blade design. It enables Vestas to increase annual energy production by more than 10 percent compared to the V126-3.3 MW while simultaneously decreasing sound emission levels.

“Combining advanced technology and the proven performance of the 3-MW platform enables the V136-3.45 MW to reduce the cost of energy even further,” said Anders Vedel, executive vice president for Technology and Service Solutions. “The bigger rotor, taller tower, and advanced aerofoil blade design make this new turbine variant ideal for low-wind sites, which comprise an increasingly important market segment in some countries.”

The first V136-3.45-MW turbine is expected to be installed at the Osterild National Test Center for Large Turbines in Northwestern Denmark during 2016. It is expected to be ready for serial production in the second half of 2017.

— Source: Vestas