MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has constructed and installed two V164-8.0 MW wind turbines for European Energy A/S, acting in a joint venture with a local partner.
The installation marks a milestone for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind: The two wind turbines are only the second and third V164-8.0 MW towers to be commissioned, according to the company.
The turbines have been installed on the Danish west coast, just south of the city of Esbjerg. When running at peak capacity, each produces enough electricity to power more than 9,000 homes. The turbines have a rotor diameter of 164 meters and a maximum height of 200 meters from the foundation to the blade tip.
Due to the location of the turbines on the shore of the North Sea, the 16 MW Måde project forms part of a test program that enables MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to test and further enhance the towers in an offshore-like environment. The project has been commissioned by the Danish energy and climate minister.
“We are committed to developing affordable offshore wind energy, and the Måde site was a crucial step in the development of the V164 – giving us the opportunity to test and verify the installation and commissioning of the turbine prior to offshore work,” says Jens Tommerup, CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. “We look forward to building a strong partnership together with both customers over the next 20 years of the service contract.”