The powerful test program at the Danish Research Centre Osterild will allow Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Vestas (MHI Vestas) to fully monitor the reliability and performance of the company’s flagship product.
“The construction of the V174-9.5 MW prototype is a very clear signal Denmark aims to maintain its leadership in testing and inspection programs in the wind energy sector,” said Torben Hvid Larsen, Chief Technology Officer at MHI Vestas. “Now that we have built the last wind generator, we look forward to testing it on our first commercial project.”
With minor design changes, the V174-9.5 MW prototype is built on the proven V164 platform, which generates more energy from lower wind speeds. With 85-meter fins, it reaches a height of 197 meters. A V174-9.5 MW wind turbine will be able to provide enough power for 9,000 British households.
With V174-9.5 MW, 934 MW wind farms will be built throughout Europe and the Asian Pacific and the first installation activities are scheduled to begin in 2020 as part of Germany’s Baltic Eagle and Offshore Wind Energy Projects. Arcadis Ost 1“.
More about V174-9.5 MW
- Reliable choice from day one, built on the proven 9 MW platform and originating from Vestas technologies with small design changes
- Configured for global applications and designed for IEC T
- 5 MW power with optimal rotor in relation to the generator
- 174 meters rotor diameter
- 85-meter fins with optimized profile designed for reduced load
- Each fin weighs 35 tons, just like the V174-9.5 MW
- Scope of 23,779 square meters, 2 times the area of the London Eye
- Depth of 21 meters, 9 meters wide, 9 meters high and weighing about 390 tons
- Approximate height of the hub: 110 meters
- Approximate height of the top: 197 meters
- 1 turbine can power 9,000 British households
More about MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The company’s focus is to create, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to create sustainable value of the offshore wind power by managing capital and operating savings, while also increasing the power of wind turbines. The company is an innovative force in offshore wind energy and since its establishment in 2014, is guided by the fundamental principles of cooperation, trust, technology and responsibility.