MHI Vestas Offshore Wind recently unveiled its uprated 8 MW wind turbine, enabling its 8 MW platform to reach 9 MW at specific site conditions. The company’s prototype at Østerild broke the energy generation record for a commercially available offshore wind turbine in December, producing 216,000 kWh over a 24-hour period.
The new V164 can reach a rated power of 9 MW depending on specific site conditions. The increased energy production per wind turbine will add greater value for many projects and save on Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) costs as fewer machines will be needed to meet the park capacity.
“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. … We are confident that the 9 MW machine has now proven that it is ready for the market, and we believe that our wind turbine will play an integral part in enabling the offshore industry to continue to drive down the cost of energy.”
The 9 MW wind turbine is part of the product portfolio designed to deliver affordable offshore wind power. The turbine is based on the V164-8.0 MW, a machine already installed at the 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension, and which has a firm order book of more than 1.6 GW.
Installation of the first project with the most powerful serially produced turbine was successfully completed a few months ago, using the V164-8.0 MW. MHI Vestas has further developed this platform in a continued commitment to deliver affordable offshore wind power.
Source: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
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