MHI Vestas installs V174-9.5 MW prototype

In: Turbines
Wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MHI Vestas) has announced that, following its V174-9.5 MW turbine’s market launch in February 2019, a prototype has now been installed at Østerild National Test Centre in Denmark. The robust test programme at the Danish Test Centre Østerild will enable MHI Vestas to monitor the reliability and performance output of the company’s 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 V174-9.5 MW prototype builds on the V164 platform, generating more energy from lower wind speeds. With 85-metre blades, the turbine has a tip height of 197 metres. The company claims that the V174-9.5 MW turbine will be able to provide power to an equivalent of 9,000 UK households.

The 934 MW order pipeline for the V174-9.5 MW turbine comprises projects throughout Europe and Asia Pacific, with the first units scheduled for commercial installation as part of the German offshore wind projects,
Baltic Eagle and Arcadis Ost 1, in 2022.

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