MHI Vestas launches first 10 MW wind turbine in history

Photo: MHI Vestas
Photo: MHI Vestas

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind recently launched the wind industry’s first commercially available double-digit wind turbine.

This comes after the company’s V164 8 MW turbine platform achieved a power rating of 10 MW.

The upgrades required to reach the new level include a stronger gearbox, some minor mechanical upgrades, and a small design change to enhance air flow and increase cooling power in the converter.

These upgrades ensure that MHI Vestas can run the V164-10.0 MW at full power, at a site with wind speeds of 10 metres per second, for 25 years.