MHI Vestas to Supply Four 8MW Turbines for Danish Wind Energy Project
MHI Vestas has received an order for four V164 8MW offshore wind turbines, which will be installed at Velling Mærsk onshore wind project in Denmark.
The company said that the onshore project will allow testing of installation methods and operations and maintenance procedures prior to the commencement of serial deliveries offshore. Contracting entities for the Veiling Maersk project are Skovgaard Invest ApS, Energicenter Nord and a number of local landowners who will use the power of the 8MW turbines erected in Ringkjoebing-Skjern.
“It’s a big milestone for the new joint venture and it sends a clear signal to the market that the development of the turbine is on track.” says Jens Tommerup, CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. “The order for the first 0-series V164-8.0 MW turbines is a crucial step in the ramp up towards serial production. We will verify the performance, reliability and efficiency of the wind turbine before taking it offshore.”
Offshore WIND Staff, July 03, 2014; Image: Vestas