Vestas V236-15.0 MW™ Blades Reach Final Destination – Photos
The full blade set for the Vestas V236-15.0 MW™ prototype offshore wind turbine has arrived to Østerild National Test Centre in Denmark where they will be installed.
The blade set arrived at the port of Hanstholm on Sunday, 18 December, and was then transported to Østerild National Test Centre.
The 115.5-metre blades for the prototype have been produced at Vestas’ blades factory in Nakskov, Denmark.
Serial production will also take place at the Nakskov facility from the second half of 2023 and at Vestas’ blades factory in Taranto, Italy from the third quarter of 2023.
”It is a complex job to transport large blades, so seeing them all arrive safely and on time to site is a very proud moment for everyone involved. We now look forward to installing them and see the turbine spinning for the first time,” Charlotte Feldvoss, Head of Regional Transport at Vestas said.
The installation of the V236-15.0 MW™ prototype is well underway with all tower sections, nacelle and hub already installed. With the three blades installed, the turbine will be ready to produce its first kWh, Vestas said.
Stretching 280 metres into the air with a production output of 80 GWh/year, the prototype will be the tallest and most powerful wind turbine in the world once installed later this year, according to Vestas.
With a swept area exceeding 43,000 m2, one single V236-15.0 MW unit is capable of producing enough energy to power more than 20,000 households.
In July last year, EnBW pre-selected Vestas to supply its 15 MW offshore turbines for the 900 MW He Dreiht project in the German North Sea and, a few months later, Equinor and bp named the company as the preferred turbine supplier for their 2.1 GW Empire Wind 1 and Empire Wind 2 projects in New York.
The turbine will make its offshore debut in 2024 at the Frederikshavn wind farm off Denmark.
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