Vestas To Release High-Wind Version Of Popular Turbine Model

Posted by NAW Staff on June 06, 2012 No Comments

Vestas says it plans to launch a new version of its V112-3.0 MW wind turbine specifically designed for high-wind sites. According to the company, the new version of the V112-3.0 MW features a modified gearbox designed to handle the increased loads from high wind speeds.

‘In traditional and mature wind markets like the European mainland, there are not that many high-wind sites and opportunities left,’ explains Knud Winther Nielsen, senior product manager at Vestas Turbines R&D and head of commercial development of the V112-3.0 MW turbine. ‘However, in other markets, there are huge untapped high-wind resources and potential for high-wind-specific turbines.’

Nielsen says Vestas sees a lot of potential in the high-wind segment in large geographic markets such as the U.S., Canada and Australia, as well as in emerging markets.

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