Two MHI Vestas V164 8MW prototypes at Måde, near Esbjerg, western Denmark Photo: Vestas

IN DEPTH: Sizing up the future of offshore turbines

When Vestas unveiled the 7MW V164 in 2011, turbines of this size were thought to be on the far limits of the sector’s engineering capabilities — with rotor blades outstretching the wingspans of jetliners and drivetrains facing torque that would defeat the mightiest industrial rock crushers.

7 March 2016 8:33 GMT Updated  28 September 2016 9:12 GMT
By Darius Snieckus