Next stage for V164 nacelle

The V164 nacelle on the way to Østerlid

The V164 nacelle on the way to Østerlid

The nacelle for Vestas’ flagship 8MW V164 offshore turbine is en route to the Danish national test centre in Østerlid as the company begins to assemble its pre-commercial prototype.

The nacelle, which is 20 metres long, eight metres wide and eight metres high, and weighs 390 tonnes with its rotor hub, will join the five steel sections of the turbine's 133-metre-tall tower, which arrived late last month.

The machine’s 80-metre blades are scheduled to arrive in the next two weeks, a Vestas spokesman confirms to Recharge. Installation of the turbine is slated to be completed in the first quarter of next year.

"The complete nacelle and all of its components have now successfully passed the extensive testing regime according to Log in to read complete article.

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