Vestas, the leading wind turbine maker, announced the launch of V162-6.8 MW wind turbine of the EnVentus platform.
The V162-6.8 MW wind turbine from Vestas combines an increased power rating and operational flexibility to deliver up to 7 percent annual energy production (AEP) depending on project-specific conditions.
Vestas said the V162-6.8 MW features flexible power ratings of 6.5 MW, 6.8 MW and 7.2 MW and expanded site applicability through an optional larger CoolerTop.
The V162-6.8 MW wind turbine offers better performance through enhanced EnVentus powertrain and power conversion systems.
“We take another step forward with the introduction of the V162-6.8 MW, reaching the next level in applicability and scalability. The V162-6.8 MW demonstrates how our modular product development enhances our ability to innovate and lead the industry,” says Anders Nielsen, Vestas Chief Technology Officer.
The V162-6.8 MW will benefit from enhanced transportability and siteability, as it will be based on Vestas’ new modularised nacelle concept, where the nacelle structure is divided into the main nacelle house containing the powertrain and the side compartment with the power system including converter and transformer.
The EnVentus platform is the next generation of Vestas technology, building on and leveraging proven technology from the 2 MW, 4 MW and 9 MW platforms to meet customisation needs more efficiently through advanced modularity.
Since the launch of the EnVentus platform in 2019, Vestas has secured orders for more than 5 GW across 13 different markets on four continents.