Full speed ahead for Vestas/MHI

Final preparations are made as Vestas’ new 20MW test bench is readied for the V164 transmission system trials

Final preparations are made as Vestas’ new 20MW test bench is readied for the V164 transmission system trials

The CEO of the newly-formed joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) said it will get the 8MW V164 turbine into serial production as early as the first quarter of 2015.

Jens Tommerup said depending on market development and orders received, early  2015 production would allow the “game changer” V164 to target European and then emerging offshore wind markets such as China and Japan. He reaffirmed a Q1 2014 turbine prototype deadline.

Tommerup told Recharge it is important that the JV is keeping the knowledge base and HQ of the new venture in Denmark.

Where to base production for the giant new turbine will depend on the evolution of the market and the customer base, he added.

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