In accordance with its V164 manufacturing plan, MHI Vestas is continuing to ramp up production for the 8 MW offshore wind turbine.
According to the company, broad demand for the platform has resulted in a ramp-up of employment in Denmark and the introduction of a dedicated assembly facility for power converter modules (PCMs) at the Port of Esbjerg.
“Since MHI Vestas brought the game-changing V164-8.0 MW turbine to the offshore wind market, we have, as expected, seen extraordinary demand for the platform,” says Robert Borin, chief manufacturing officer for MHI Vestas. “The next phase of our production plan calls for a hiring ramp-up for blade manufacturing in Nakskov, nacelle production in Lindø and power converter modules at the Port of Esbjerg. PCM modules will be assembled in Esbjerg from Q4 2017.”
Construction is now in progress for the 5,600-square-meter facility, which will house PCM manufacturing exclusively for MHI Vestas.