Danish company Vestas has introduced the EnVentus wind turbine platform, which will available in two variants, the V162-5.6 MW and V150-5.6MW.
The V162 and V150 will be available globally and will be added to Vestas’ current 2 and 4MW platform turbines. Both turbines can cover low, medium and high wind conditions and feature a full-scale converter which will allow them to meet different grid requirements around the world.
The V162-5.6MW will have a swept area of 20,000m2 and produce 26% higher annual production than Vestas’ current V150-4.2MW model.
The V150-5.6MW will use Vestas’ current 150m rotor blades and apply them to higher wind speeds, increasing annual energy production potential by 30% compared with its predecessor the V136-4.2MW.
The V150 will be available first, installed in the second half of 2019 with production scheduled for mid-2020. Vestas expects the V162 to be installed in mid-2020, with production scheduled for the end of that year.
Vestas president and CEO Anders Runevad said: “EnVentus is a great achievement by everyone at Vestas that allows us to meet customers’ increasing needs for customisation and continuous reduction of the cost of energy. Our relentless focus on delivering industry-leading revenue and profitability the past years has given us the resources to develop a new platform built on our world-class R&D. Following our 2018 order record and 100 GW milestone, EnVentus is another important step in Vestas’ journey to become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions.”
Vestas chief technology officer Anders Vedel added: “Vestas has pioneered wind energy since 1979 and by introducing EnVentus and its first two variants, we connect heritage with innovation to underline our technology leadership. With the introduction of a platform built on advanced modularity, we increase our ability to provide customised solutions while ensuring value chain optimisation […].”