Vestas has unveiled the V162-6.8MW model of its EnVentus platform, which also features flexible power ratings of 6.5MW and 7.2MW.
Depending on project-specific conditions, the turbine can deliver an up to 7% higher annual energy production than its predecessor model, the V162-6.2MW. The performance improvements are achieved through enhanced EnVentus powertrain and power conversion systems, the company said.
“We take another step forward with the introduction of the V162-6.8MW, reaching the next level in applicability and scalability,” Vestas chief technology officer Anders Nielsen said.
“The V162-6.8 MW demonstrates how our modular product development enhances our ability to continuously innovate and lead the industry in developing customisable and sustainable energy solutions that meet our customers’ needs.”
To improve transportability and ‘siteability’, the new model comes with a modularised nacelle concept, where the nacelle structure is divided into the main nacelle house containing the powertrain and the side compartment with the power system including converter and transformer.
Both nacelle compartments are dimensionally designed to correspond to general industry logistics standards for road, rail, and ocean transportation with less need for specialised handling, Vestas said.
Earlier this month, Vestas took what it called the “next step” in modularisation of its wind turbines with a newly-unveiled nacelle design fashioned around a main body section and side-compartments that will each house ‘click-on’ components and technologies.
Since the launch of its modular EnVentus platform in 2019, Vestas has received order for more than 5GW across 13 different markets on four continents.