MHI Vestas Gets Important Go-Ahead For 9.5 MW Platform


MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is celebrating a milestone for its V164 9.5 MW turbine platform, which has received a rotor-nacelle-assembly component certificate, paving the way for installations to begin in late 2019.

The final certification was received one year after MHI Vestas announced the 9.5 MW turbine.

“This is the culmination of years of hard work and is something we are extremely proud of,” comments Torben Larsen, chief technology officer of MHI Vestas. “The type certificate provides our customers with the certainty and assurance that the 9.5 MW turbine will deliver on its promise.”

Since the V164 was launched, MHI Vestas has uprated the nominal power from 8.0 MW to 9.0 MW – and now to 9.5 MW – all with minimal design modifications.

“Announcing the world’s most powerful turbine and then receiving final certification one year later is no small achievement,” adds Henrik Baek Jorgensen, head of product management. “This is a very important chapter in the growing legacy of the V164.”

In October, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and Clemson University in South Carolina announced that testing and verification of the V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine’s gearbox and main bearings would be carried out at the university’s 15 MW test bench.

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