Vestas releases new 2 MW Turbines to the Market

Vestas releases to the market two new variants of its workhorse 2 MW platform – the V100-2.0 MW and the V110-2.0 MW. Based on the 2 MW platform’s proven technology, the new turbines will streamline the product offerings for customers and increase annual energy production by at least 13% on medium- and low-wind sites.

“Vestas is continuously optimising our product portfolio to meet evolving market requirements,” says Chief Technology Officer Anders Vedel. “The new 2 MW turbines respond to customer demands for enhanced output from proven technology. Utilising the same core technology as the existing V100-2.0 MW, the new turbines will allow customers to exploit a wider range of lower wind sites.”

“In concrete terms, this means customers will get an additional annual energy production of at least 13.6 % with the V110-2.0 MW compared to the V100-1.8 MW, and an additional 12.4% annual energy production on the V100-2.0 MW compared to the V90-1.8 MW,” finishes Anders Vedel.

Optimising proven technology
The V110-2.0 MW turbine will be equipped with a 54m structural shell blade, which requires significantly lower capital investment to manufacture and can be outsourced for third-party production if Vestas chooses to do so in specific markets.

The V100-2.0 MW will be available for medium wind speed (IEC 2B) sites and the V110-2.0 MW will be offered for low wind (IEC 3A) sites. Both turbines will be available in 50 and 60 Hz versions.

The prototype for the V110-2.0 MW will be installed in Denmark in Q1 2014 and serial production of both the V100-2.0 MW and the V110-2.0 MW will commence in Q2 2014 and Q4 2014 respectively.

Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ around 49,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.

Today, Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 18,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 55 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.

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