The MHI Vestas V174-9.5MW prototype turbine has been installed at the Østerild National Test Centre in Denmark.
According to MHI Vestas, the robust test program at the Danish test center will enable the thorough monitoring of the reliability and performance output of the flagship offshore wind turbine.
“The construction of the V174-9.5 MW prototype at Østerild is a much-needed signal that Denmark aims to retain leadership in the wind sector’s industrial testing and verification programs,” said MHI Vestas CTO Torben Hvid Larsen.
“Now, with our latest flagship turbine constructed, we look forward to putting the turbine through its paces ahead of our first commercial projects.”
The V174-9.5MW prototype builds on the V164 platform with limited design changes. With 85m blades, the turbine has a tip height of 197m.
The 934MW order pipeline for the 9.5MW turbine comprises projects in Europe and Asia Pacific. The first units are scheduled for commercial installation at the Baltic Eagle and Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind projects in Germany in 2022.