Vestas, a global wind turbine manufacturer, announced two new variants of wind turbines under its 2 MW series.
The V116 and V120 variants feature 116 meters and 120 meters rotors respectively. They are designed particularly to suit the environmental conditions in the U.S., India and China, Vestas said.
The new turbines deliver steeper power curve, delivering higher power output in medium, low and ultra-low wind conditions.
The new blades are designed based on structural shell technology and advanced balance of loads. Measuring 57 meter and 59 meters respectively, the blades optimize aerodynamics while maintaining the original nacelle and hub dimensions and low-weight profile.
“By building on the tried and tested technology of the most widely applied platform in the wind energy industry, we leverage our unique product knowledge, well-established global supply base and logistics insights to deliver two new, yet proven, turbines that offer industry-leading levelised cost of energy at peak level,” said Anders Vedel, EVP and CTO, Vestas.
“With V116-2.0 MW and V120-2.0 MW, we have increased the 2 MW platform’s annual energy production by 40 percent since it was launched, underlining our ability to lead the way within cost of energy reductions,” Vedel added.
First deliveries of the wind turbines are expected to be in the first quarter of 2018 for the V116-2.0 MW and third quarter of 2018 for the V120-2.0 MW.