MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has unveiled its new 9 megawatt wind turbine which, in testing at the company’s Østerild broke the energy generation record over a 24 hour period.
The continued development of offshore wind turbines continues apace, with the unveiling of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s latest offering. The uprated V164 8 megawatt wind turbine has been reworked so that it is able to reach 9 MW “At specific site conditions,” said the company on Thursday. Further, the new 9 MW turbine smashed the energy generation record for a commercially available offshore wind turbine, producing 215,999. If you’re new to the wind turbine world, an increase of 1 MW per wind turbine is a much bigger story that it might appear at first glance.
“Our prototype at Østerild sets yet another record for power production, producing 216,000 kWh over a 24 hour period. We are confident that the 9 MW machine has now proven that it is ready for the market and we believe that our wind turbine will play an integral part in enabling the offshore industry to continue to drive down the cost of energy.”
The 9 MW wind turbine is already a part of the company’s product portfolio.