Swedish power company Vattenfall has placed an order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for 11 turbines to be installed at a windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen, UK.
Under the contract, MHI Vestas will be delivering the V164-8.0 MW turbines, which will be supplied for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). The company will also provide support and services for the turbines for up to 20 years to optimise power production.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind's CEO Jens Tommerup said: “MHI Vestas is shaping the future of the offshore wind market with game-changing technologies that spur innovation to drive down the cost of offshore wind power for the whole industry.
“Larger and more powerful turbines such as the V164-8.0 MW are a key driver of cost reduction. The turbine has an optimised rotor to generator ratio and the use of the 8.4MW power mode will maximise output and increase value for the customer.
“We are looking forward to working with Vattenfall on delivering leading technology and services to the EOWDC.”
With a capacity to generate 92.4MW, the new project will conduct thorough testing and demonstration of products designed to lower the cost of offshore wind power. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has optimised the turbines so they operate on an enhanced power mode to deliver an output of 8.4MW each.
Image:MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to deliver 11 turbines to Vattenfall. Photo: courtesy of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.