Vestas said it has upgraded the EnVentus platform’s existing turbine variants to 6.0 MW standard rating.
The upgrade to 6.0 MW delivers an increase in energy production of more than 3 percent as compared to 5.6 MW depending on site-specific conditions, while siteability parameters are maintained.
The upgrade is enabled by advancements in load assessment and hardware upgrades specific to generator, gearbox and cooling system, Vestas said.
Vestas is installing the V162-6.0 MW prototype turbine at the Osterild National test centre for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark. Vestas will be installing the V162-6.0 MW prototype turbine next to the V150-5.6 MW prototype that is already upgraded to 6.0MW.
“With this upgrade, once again optimise our technology offering and reduce of the cost of energy with our relentless commitment to innovation and product development,” said Anders Nielsen, chief technology officer of Vestas.
The V162-6.0 MW wind turbine has tip height up to 250m and a swept area of more than 20,000m2.
Since the launch of the EnVentus technology platform in 2019, Vestas has secured orders for more than 1 GW across four different markets.