In a major milestone for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, the 500th V164 nacelle produced by the company at its facility in Lindø, Denmark has been assembled and rolled out of the facility in preparation for installation
The 500th nacelle is among those being shipped to the UK for installation in 2021.
MHI Vestas’ Lindø factory has been producing V164 nacelles since 2014, and currently employs 455 people. The nacelle factory is one of MHI Vestas’ three Danish manufacturing sites, along with its blade factory at Nakskov and power conversion module factory at Esbjerg.
The Lindø factory, built on the site of a former shipyard that was later occupied by shipping company Maersk, has become a major part of the local community. In the six years since MHI Vestas occupied the site, the company has become the largest private employer in the area.
The 500th V164 nacelle will now be prepared for transport to the UK on MHI Vestas’ purpose-built vessel BoldWind.
Evolution of the V164 platform has seen it grow to 9 MW, then 9.5 MW in the V174-9.5 MW and in 2018 the company announced a 10-MW unit, the V164-10.0 MW which was the world’s first commercial double digit offshore wind turbine.