Vestas has unveiled the “next generation” of its turbine technology with EnVentus, a modular platform that will underpin the Danish wind giant's future innovation strategy.

The OEM launched EnVentus with a bang with the V150-5.6 MW and V162-5.6 MW, which between them claim the world’s largest onshore rotor and the potential for an up-to 30% increase in annual energy production on the equivalent 4.2MW model (see panel).

Vestas hinted EnVentus could even have future “offshore applicability” as it prepared to give more details of a platform it claimed will further drive down the wind sector’s levelised-cost-of-energy (LCOE).