Vestas launches 6.8-MW turbine with modularised nacelle

V162-6 8 MW. Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S

November 23 (Renewables Now) - Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) has scaled up its EnVentus onshore platform with the introduction on Tuesday of the V162-6.8 MW turbine model coming with flexible power ratings of 6.5 MW, 6.8 MW and 7.2 MW.

Based on the Vestas’ new modularised nacelle concept, the new variant will deliver improved transportability, the company said. The concept involves dividing the nacelle structure into the main nacelle house which holds the powertrain and the side compartment with the power system including the converter and transformer.

The V162-6.8 MW is globally applicable and also offers improved siteability in warm climates through an optional larger CoolerTop, the manufacturer explains. Enhanced EnVentus powertrain and power conversion systems help to boost annual energy production by up to 7%.

Vestas’ EnVentus platform was launched in 2019 and has so far secured orders for over 5 GW in 13 markets on four continents. Currently, the platform features three turbine variants -- the V150-6.0 MW, V162-6.2 MW and V162-6.8 MW.

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