Vestas builds new 7 MW plant

The overall height of the turbine is 187 m from the sea level to the top of the rotor. Testing of the first prototype, which has been given the name V164, is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2012. Series production is planned to start in the first quarter of 2015. Anders Søe-Jensen, President of Vestas Offshore, is expecting good chances to secure market share with the new turbine, especially around the coast of Great Britain. This plant is purpose-made for the rough conditions in the North Sea and will be just in time for the start of building of the third UK offshore phase. It is planned to manufacture the rotor blades for the first prototypes on the Isle of Wight, where Vestas operates a blade production plant.

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