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Vestas says that the development of its V164-8.0 MW turbine is progressing according to schedule and that several main components are close to completion at the company's facilities in Aarhus, Denmark, and in the Isle of Wight, U.K.

The blade mould for the 80-meter-long blade is located at Vestas' facility in the Isle of Wight, U.K. The production of the first blade for testing purposes will be initiated there in the fourth quarter of this year and will be tested beginning in the first quarter of 2013, Vestas says. The prototype hub has been cast and is also located in the Isle of Wight.

According to Anders Vedel, Vestas’ chief technology officer, the complete drivetrain of the V164-8.0 MW turbine will be tested at Vestas’ facilities in Aarhus, Denmark. The drivetrain is currently being built and is scheduled to be commissioned in January 2013.

The company expects the first prototype of the V164-8.0 MW turbine to be installed in Oesterild, Denmark, in 2014.



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