Vestas to Test New V164-7.0 MW Offshore Wind Turbine at DONG Energy’s Test Sites (Denmark)
According to the letter of intent, DONG Energy will perform a design review of the new V164-7.0 MW next generation offshore turbine.
Additionally it is the intention that one or more V164-7.0 MW turbines could be installed at one of DONG Energy’s test sites for research and demonstration purposes and as such will allow DONG Energy to potentially be one of the very first customers to acquire this next generation Vestas turbine for a future commercial offshore project.
The V164-7.0 MW is a dedicated offshore turbine designed specifically for the harsh conditions in the Northern European waters.
Furthermore, it is the intention of DONG Energy and Vestas to investigate the possibility for Vestas to supply a number of V112 3.0 MW for DONG Energy’s Danish onshore Kappel test site for research and demonstration purposes.
Installation of test turbines is an important step in commercialising new turbine technology for large scale offshore wind farms. Further, larger turbines are expected to contribute to bringing down the cost of renewable energy offshore.
About DONG Energy
DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, headquartered in Denmark. Dong’s business is based on procuring, producing, distributing and trading in energy and related products in Northern Europe. They have approx 6,000 employees and generated EUR 7.3bn in revenue in 2010. DONG Energy has built more large scale offshore wind farms than any other developer in the world, making it the market leader in the field. They currently have approx 700 MW of offshore wind power in production and more than 1.3 GW under construction in the UK, Germany and Denmark. For further information, see www.dongenergy.com
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 43,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by more than 40 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.
Vestas is the world leader in wind technology, with a history of technological innovation and over 30 years of experience in developing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining wind turbines. Vestas was a pioneer in the wind industry and started to manufacture wind turbines in 1979. In 1987, the company began to concentrate exclusively on wind energy.
Today, Vestas operates in more than 65 countries, providing jobs for over 20,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world.
Source: vestas, March 31, 2011