MHI Vestas wings beats rivals
MHI Vestas have almost sold the first batch of a new type of 9,5 wind turbine with wings that are 85 meters. MHI Vestas have hereby broken the record for production of the markets longest wings. Vestas have been very secret about introducing the new wings.
Last week, MHI Vestas announced that they have been chosen as the preferred supplier of up to 52 turbines with a power of 9.5 MW, to the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The announcement states that the wings will be put on a 9.5 MW offshore wind turbine with a particularly large rotor diameter of 174 meters. This means a wing length is at least 85 meters.
But it is only a matter of time before the 85 meter long wing blades no longer hold the record for the longest commercially available wind turbine wings on the European market. Multiple factories are already in the process of creating longer wings. GE/Haliade have already made a prototype wing that is 88 meters long.
The 85 meter long wings weigh 35 tons each, which is the same as the 80 meter long wing used on the MHI V 164 turbines. According to MHI Vestas, the low weight has been achieved by creating an optimized, miniminal-strained design profile. The wings will cover an area of 23.779 square meters.