Vestas introduces V162-6.8 MW wind turbine


Vestas recently introduced the V162-6.8 MW, expanding the EnVentus platform’s power output and market applicability. Renewables are already a critical part in energy systems across the globe with continued scaling and technology development playing a key role in making renewables a dominant energy source.

“We take another step forward with the introduction of the V162-6.8 MW, reaching the next level in applicability and scalability. The V162-6.8 MW demonstrates how our modular product development enhances our ability to continuously innovate and lead the industry in developing customizable and sustainable energy solutions that meet our customers’ needs,” said Anders Nielsen, Vestas’ chief technology officer.

The V162-6.8 MW is globally applicable and combines an increased power rating and operational flexibility to deliver up to 7 percent annual energy production (AEP) depending on project-specific conditions. The V162-6.8 MW features flexible power ratings of 6.5 MW, 6.8 MW, and 7.2 MW and expanded site applicability through an optional larger CoolerTop.

The performance improvements are achieved through enhanced EnVentus powertrain and power conversion systems.

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