Danish wind giant Vestas has launched a 15MW offshore turbine in a bid to catch up with rivals GE and Siemens Gamesa in the race to dominate the market for super-sized machines.

After the full acquisition of former offshore joint venture MHI Vestas, the OEM says the new V236-15.0MW machine, due in production from 2024, is the next step to make it highly competitive in offshore tenders as soon as this year.

“Introducing our new offshore platform is a huge achievement for everyone at Vestas, as it marks a big leap forward in a very important journey,” chief executive Henrik Andersen said.