Vestas Flagship 15 MW Offshore Wind Turbine to Be Installed Near Danish Port

Vestas has received a firm order from Thyborøn-Harboøre Vindmøllelaug I/S af 2002 for a V236-15.0 MW wind turbine to be installed directly on the waterfront in the Port of Thyborøn in the northwestern part of Denmark.

The order comprises one V236-15.0 MW wind turbine and includes supply, delivery, and commissioning of the unit. The order also includes a 20-year AOM4000 service agreement as well as an agreement for Vestas to do test and verification activities on the turbine.

The Nissum Bredning site is located in Thyborøn in Lemvig Municipality in northern Denmark. Wind turbine delivery is planned to begin in the first quarter of 2024 with commissioning scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2024

“We are very pleased to install the new V236-15.0 MW turbine at a site in Thyborøn that offers great wind conditions for optimal energy production. Nearly 2,800 local shareholders have financed the turbine, and we look forward to showcase it to locals and tourists as we expect it to become an attraction,” said Jens Jørgen Birch, spokesperson at Thyborøn-Harboøre Vindmøllelaug I/S af 2002.

Vestas installed the prototype at the Østerild National test centre for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark in December 2022. Three months later, the wind turbine reached its nominal power rating of 15 MW.

In August 2023, the unit set a world record for the most power output by a single wind turbine in 24 hours, producing 363 megawatt-hours in that period. At the end of last year, Vestas received a type certificate for its 15 MW wind turbine.


The Danish wind turbine maker already received orders for the V236-15.0 MW wind turbine for offshore projects in Germany, Poland,and the Netherlands, and will start installing the first turbines offshore from 2025.

“We are very pleased with the effective collaboration with Thyborøn-Harboøre Vindmøllelaug for this turbine that will help us in our final verification campaign before we begin serial production and installation of the first offshore projects featuring the V236-15.0 MW turbine,” said Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern and Central Europe.

“The 264 days approval process from the municipality has been extremely quick while the local support from the citizens in Thyborøn have been overwhelmingly positive. Therefore, this is a great international example of how a combination of quick permitting and local engagement can support the green transition.”


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