MHI Vestas Launches 9.5 MW Offshore Wind Turbine
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has launched the V164-9.5 MW wind turbine to re-affirm the company’s drive to lower the cost of energy for offshore wind.
Built on the V164 turbine platform, the V164-9.5 MW wind turbine was launched by MHI Vestas on Tuesday, 6 June.
The most powerful serially-produced wind turbine in the world, the V164 platform’s 80-meter blades are already capturing wind energy on the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm off the coast of the UK, giving the company volumes of real-time data and valuable experience.
“As a leader in the offshore wind industry, we are committed to lowering the cost of energy through innovative turbine technology,” Jens Tommerup, CEO of MHI Vestas, said,
”The launch of our V164-9.5 MW turbine is a testament to that leadership and to the ingenuity of our engineers and technicians. The V164-9.5 MW is built on the industry-leading V164 platform, the most powerful platform in operation. Just one single turbine is now capable of powering more than 8,300 UK homes.”
The launch of the V164-9.5 MW turbine showcases the V164 platform once again with increased energy output from minimal design changes, the company said.
Torben Hvid Larsen, Chief Technology Officer at MHI Vestas, said: “I’m very proud of our team for their hard work in launching our next generation turbine, the V164-9.5 MW. With only minimal design changes, including a redesigned gearbox and cooling system upgrades, this turbine continues the legacy of the proven V164 platform and is available now to all MHI Vestas customers.”