Upgraded V-162 launched by Vestas

30 November 2021

Vestas has launched a 6.8 MW version of its V162 range of wind turbines of the EnVentus platform. The V162-6.8 MW is said to be globally applicable and combines an increased power rating and operational flexibility to deliver up to 7 % annual energy production depending on project-specific conditions. The V162-6.8 MW features flexible power ratings of 6.5 MW, 6.8 MW and 7.2 MW and expanded site applicability through an optional larger version of CoolerTop, a trade-marked nacelle cooling design. The performance improvements are said to be achieved through enhanced EnVentus powertrain and power conversion systems. 

“The V162-6.8 MW demonstrates how our modular product development enhances our ability to continuously innovate and lead the industry in developing customisable and sustainable energy solutions that meet our customers’ needs”, commented Anders Nielsen, Vestas chief technology officer. The V162-6.8 MW is said to benefit from enhanced transportability and siteability, as it will be based on Vestas’ new modularised nacelle concept, whereby the nacelle structure is divided into the main nacelle house containing the powertrain and the side compartment with the power system including 

converter and transformer. Both nacelle compartments are dimensionally designed to correspond to general industry logistics standards for road, rail, and ocean transportation with less need for specialised handling. 

The EnVentus platform is the next generation of Vestas technology, building on proven technology from the 2 MW, 4 MW and 9 MW platforms, and since its launch in 2019, Vestas has secured orders for more than 5 GW of the platform across four continents

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