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Vestas turbine smashes production record

Vestas turbine smashes production record

26-01-2017 12:00:00

The world's most powerful wind turbine has again smashed the record for electricity over 24 hours. It is the upgrade of MHI Vestas 8 MW turbine, which under special conditions can manage to produce 9 MW per hour on average over 24 hours. 24-hour production was 216 MWh.

"Our prototype in Østerild sets another record for electricity production, by producing 216,000 kWh over a 24 hour period. We are confident that the 9 MW turbine has now proven that it is ready for the market and we believe that our wind turbine will be an integral part in making it possible for the offshore industry to continue to lower the price of energy," says Torben Hvid Larsen, CTO.

Today, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind unveiled that its prototype in Østerild broke the record for the energy production of a commercially available offshore windturbine on Thursday, December 1. The turbine produced 216,000 kWh, exactly 215,999.1 kWh, over a 24 hour period.

The new V164 can achieve a rated output of 9 MW depending on specific local conditions. The increased energy output per wind turbine will add greater value to many projects and save on capital expenditures, as fewer turbines are needed to meet the park's capacity.

"We are committed to providing turbine technology that is in line with developments in our industry, based on our over 20 years of offshore experience. Reliability is still an important catalyst, and our approach to develop our existing platform supports this strategy," says Torben Hvid Larsen.

The 9 MW turbine is part of the product portfolio designed to deliver offshore wind power at an affordable price. The mill is based on the V164-8.0 MW platform, a turbine already installed in the 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension wind farm. Vestas already has orders for over 1.6 GW at the mill.

Installation of the first project with the most powerful serial produced turbines V164-8.0 MW, was successfully completed on December 14, 2016.

Source: MHI Vestas / Maritime Denmark

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