The prototype of MHI Vestas’ V174-9.5 MW turbine has been installed at the Østerild National Test Centre in Denmark, ready for the company to undertake “a robust test programme”
MHI Vestas chief technology officer Torben Hvid Larsen said, “Construction of the prototype at Østerild is a sign that Denmark means to retain leadership in testing and verification programmes in the wind energy industry. With our latest, flagship turbine constructed, we look forward to putting it through its paces ahead of our first commercial projects.”
With limited design changes, the V174-9.5 MW prototype builds on the proven V164 platform, generating more energy from lower wind speeds.
The company already has a pipeline of 934 MW for the V174-9.5 MW turbine from customers throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific, with the first units scheduled for commercial installation as part of the Baltic Eagle and Arcadis Ost 1 offshore windfarms in Germany in 2022.
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