Monday, September 14, 2009

New 3MW offshore wind turbine by Vestas

Today, at the European Offshore Wind Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, Vestas will announce a new turbine for the offshore market.

The V112-3.0 MW offshore model is optimised for the conditions at sea and will be a hard working, reliable turbine. The V112-3.0 MW Offshore can generate more power than any other turbine in the 3 MW class. It
offers an exceptional rotor-to-generator ratio for greater efficiency, and delivers high reliability, serviceability and availability under all wind and weather conditions - setting a whole new standard for turbine performance and efficiency. It features an extended production envelope, and delivers optimal output in average wind speeds up to 9.5 m/s. The V112-3.0 MW will be class individually IECS certified for each separate offshore project.

"This is a milestone for Vestas. The launch of yet another turbine for the offshore market underlines our commitment to remain a strong and leading player in the offshore industry. Vestas is fully dedicated to
keep servicing our offshore customers and to provide them with the best possible business case certainty. The V112-3.0 MW Offshore is one more step towards Vestas becoming even more competitive in the offshore market, and we do not intend to stop here. We are in the offshore market for the long run, and we will therefore have even more to reveal in this respect within the coming months," Anders Søe-Jensen, President of Vestas Offshore explains.

As an outcome of this dedication, Vestas has joined a research programme with Nowitech, Norway, on floating foundations suitable for water depths of more than 30 metres.

"We are continuously looking into different solutions and materials that will bring even more value to our customers and lower the cost of energy in future offshore wind power plants. In that respect, floating foundations could be one possibility, and we consequently want to be involved in the relevant research being conducted," Anders Søe-Jensen

Marketing of the V112-3.0 MW Offshore will commence now, and the first
turbines will be installed in late 2010 and serial delivery in 2011.

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