MHI Vestas launched the world's most powerful wind turbine

13.06.2017
The launch of the V164-9.5 MW turbine showcases the proven V164 platform with increased energy output from minimal design changes. (Photo: MHI Vestas)
The launch of the V164-9.5 MW turbine showcases the proven V164 platform with increased energy output from minimal design changes. (Photo: MHI Vestas)

MHI Vestas launched the V164-9.5 MW wind turbine, signaling the company’s drive to lower the cost of energy for offshore wind.

The announcement came as the offshore wind industry met in London at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 to reaffirm its commitment to reduce the cost of energy, to urge policy-makers to set clear offshore wind volume targets, and to define a clear path forward as the sector eyes global expansion.

The V164 platform’s massive 80-meter blades are already capturing wind energy off the coast of the UK, giving the company volumes of real-time data and valuable experience that is already paying dividends.

Jens Tommerup, CEO of MHI Vestas, said: “As a leader in the offshore wind industry, we are committed to lowering the cost of energy through innovative turbine technology. The launch of our V164-9.5 MW turbine is a testament to that leadership and to the ingenuity of our engineers and technicians.”

Torben Hvid Larsen, Chief Technology Officer at MHI Vestas, commented: “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.”

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