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Vestas introduces 6.8 MW wind turbine

RENEWABLES are already a critical component in energy systems across the globe with continued scaling and technology development playing a key role in making renewables the dominant energy source in all parts of the world.

For medium to high wind sites, Vestas has introduced the V162-6.8 MW wind turbine of the EnVentus platform.

The V162-6.8 MW is globally applicable and combines an increased power rating and operational flexibility to deliver up to 7% annual energy production (AEP) depending on project-specific conditions. 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 performance improvements are achieved 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 continuously innovate and lead the industry in developing customisable and sustainable energy solutions that meet our customers’ needs”, 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. Both nacelle compartments are dimensionally designed to correspond to general industry logistics standards for road, rail, and ocean transportation with less need for specialised handling.

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.

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