Danish wind specialist Vestas has launched a new turbine model for the offshore wind market, the company announced today at the European Offshore Wind Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.

The V112-3.0MW offshore model is optimised for the conditions at sea and can generate more power than any other turbine in the 3MW class, the company said.

Vestas said the turbine represents an “exceptional rotor-to-generator ratio for greater efficiency, delivering high reliability, serviceability and availability under all wind and weather conditions.”

The V112-3.0MW will be classed individually IECS certified for each separate offshore project, the company said in a statement.

Marketing of the V112-3.0MW Offshore will commence immediately and the first turbines will be installed in late 2010, with serial delivery in 2011.