Vattenfall orders ‘go-faster’ Vestas turbines for Aberdeen offshore wind farm

vestas-turbines-for-aberdeen-offshore-wind-farmVattenfall has placed an order for 11 of the world’s most powerful turbines for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), known as Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm.

The 92.4 MW project will conduct thorough testing and demonstration of next generation products and services that will drive down the cost of offshore wind power.

The Vestas V164-8.0 MW turbines will be the first to be able to power up to 8.4 MW and come with a full scope service contract of up to 20 years to optimise power production.

Jens Tommerup, Vestas Chief Executive, said; “Larger and more powerful wind turbines such as the V164-8.0 MW are a key driver of cost reduction. The turbine has an optimised rotor to generator ratio and the use of the 8.4 MW power mode will maximise output and increase value for the customer.”

The blades for the Aberdeen offshore wind farm will be manufactured at the MHI Vestas factory on the Isle of Wight, which employs more than 280 people.

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