DONG Energy (Fredericia, Denmark) and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (Aarhus, Denmark) have partnered for the supply of V164-8.0 MW turbines for the Walney Extension West project in the UK. The project will be the second order for the V164-8.0 MW and with 40 turbines it will be the largest 8 MW project to-date.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received a 330 MW order from DONG Energy for 40 V164-8.0 MW wind turbines for the Walney Extension West project in the UK. The order includes a five-year full-scope service contract with an availability guarantee, ensuring optimized performance of the wind power plant with maximum power output.
The V164-8.0 MW turbines – rated with a capacity of 8 MW – have been optimized for the Walney Extension West project, utilizing a power mode to be able to deliver a maximum output of 8.25 MW.
“We’re proud that once again DONG Energy has chosen to partner with MHI Vestas for the supply of V164-8.0 MW turbines for the Walney Extension West project,” said CEO Jens Tommerup. “This will be the second project to use the V164-8.0 MW and our order backlog together with DONG Energy now stands at 588 MW, which demonstrates the confidence the customer has in our technology and our company.”
Blades for the project will be produced at the MHI Vestas factory on the Isle of Wight.
The Walney Extension project is located in the Irish Sea, approximately 35km northwest from the Fleetwood and Blackpool coast. This will be the first phase of the 660MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm project which on completion will be capable of supplying over 460,000 homes with clean energy.