MHI VESTAS V164 SMASHES POWER RECORD
MHI Vestas V164 offshore wind turbine prototype, enabling its 8 MW platform to reach 9 MW at specific site conditions, broke the energy generation record for a commercially available offshore wind turbine on Thursday 1st December at Osterild, Denmark, producing 216,000 kWh (actual figures 215,999.1 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 costs as fewer machines will be needed to meet the park capacity.
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 over 1.6 GW.
Installation of the first project with the most powerful serially produced turbine was successfully completed on 14 December 2016, utilising the V164-8.0 MW. MHI Vestas has further developed this platform in a continued commitment to deliver affordable offshore wind power.