Vestas unveils new turbine for China’s wind industry

17 October 2017 (Last Updated October 26th, 2017 11:44)

Vestas has launched a new V120-2.0/2.2MW turbine for the wind energy sector in China.

Vestas has launched a new V120-2.0/2.2MW turbine for the wind energy sector in China.

The newly announced build-up version of the turbine is designed to be installed on farms with low and ultra-low wind conditions.

The V120-2.0/2.2MW turbine features upgrades from Vestas’ previous 2MW platform, including a 120m rotor that has been manufactured using new carbon technology.

It also features a 19% larger swept area than the V110-2.0MW version.

In addition, the new turbines are capable of achieving up to 13% greater annual energy production (AEP) in comparison with the V110-2.2MW model.

“Projects in China are increasingly moving to low and ultra-low wind areas in south-eastern parts of the country, and the V120-2.0/2.2MW turbine is specifically designed for such wind regimes.”

Delivery of the new turbines is scheduled to begin by the third quarter of next year and manufacturing is expected to be carried out in Tianjin, China.

Vestas China president and group senior vice-president and Kebao Yang said: “Projects in China are increasingly moving to low and ultra-low wind areas in south-eastern parts of the country, and the V120-2.0/2.2MW turbine is specifically designed for such wind regimes.

“To meet customer demand and support the continued development of China’s wind power industry, Vestas is offering its most advanced products to China.”

Vestas has installed approximately 5.4GW of wind capacity in more than 16 provinces across China since the installation of the company’s first wind power plant in the country in 1986.

The company has installed a total of more than 19,000 turbines across 45 countries on six continents worldwide to date.