April 13, 2018

In a drive to optimise customer offerings, MHI Vestas has launched a suite of next-generation SMART tools to enhance design assessments, turbine monitoring, and real-time decision-making.
In addition to manufacturing the world’s most powerful available turbine, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind – with its latest round of MVOW SMART Turbine products – is pushing boundaries inside the turbine and could now lay claim to having the world’s smartest available turbine.
The portfolio of four products aims to improve MHI Vestas customers’ business case not only in the design phase but also operations and maintenance. Available to MHI Vestas customers immediately, the portfolio consists of:
SMART Foundation Loads – optimises foundation design upfront. The software package will allow MHI Vestas customers to perform integrated load design simulations prior to undertaking detailed load assessments.
SMART Dampers – designed to actively reduce fatigue loads. Active SMART Dampers reduce fatigue and design loads by reducing the side-to-side and fore-aft movements of the tower.
SMART Fast Data – dramatically increases the data flow from the turbine. Receiving data frequency 600 times faster than traditional SCADA methods, the tool unlocks hidden insights, enhances diagnostic capability and optimises scheduled service.
SMART Performance Monitor – brings wind power plant monitoring to a hand-held device. Feeding real-time information on turbine performance, site production, and operational notifications to any mobile device, the Performance Monitor puts the wind park into the customer’s pocket.
The product announcement comes as MHI Vestas, now under the leadership of new CEO Philippe Kavafyan, is taking its turbine offerings global, recently announcing its expansion into the Taiwan offshore wind market.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S 50% and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 50%. The company’s focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry.