Image by Vestas. Taken from EnVentus Brochure on www.vestas.com.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said on Thursday it has upgraded the EnVentus platform’s turbine variants from 5.6 MW to a 6-MW standard rating.
The upgrade results in an increase of more than 3% in energy production, depending on site-specific conditions, and was made possible through advancements in load assessment and hardware upgrades. The siteability parameters of the machine are maintained.
The Danish manufacturer is now installing a prototype of the V162-6.0 MW turbine at the Østerild National test centre for large turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark, where a 6-MW prototype of the V150-5.6 MW turbine is also undergoing tests. The V162 machine, after final installation is completed in mid-October, will go through an extensive test and verification programme. Serial production is planned to begin in the second quarter of next year.
Vestas introduced the EnVentus platform in January 2019 and since then has bagged orders for more than 1 GW gross globally.
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