MHI Vestas Offshore Wind turbine sets single-day record

Joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind's 8-MW test turbine set a record by generating 192,0000 kWh of energy over a 24-hour period Oct. 6-7, 2014.

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News service Bloomberg reported on Oct. 17 that MHI Vestas Offshore Wind's (Aarhus, Denmark) 8-MW test turbine set a record for power produced by a single wind turbine in a day.

The prototype at Osterild, Denmark, generated 192,000 kWh over a 24-hour period from Oct. 6-7, the report says, adding that it’s enough to supply 13,500 typical Danish homes.

“This performance puts the joint venture in a favorable position toward developers seeking turbine contracts for around 4 GW of U.K. projects due to come online in 2017-20 and 5 GW in the rest of Europe,” says Sophia von Waldow, an analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

In August, Vestas MHI won its first commercial order for the V164 8-megawatt machine. The conditional agreement for 32 devices is pending buyer Dong Energy A/S’s final investment decision on the Burbo Bank Extension project off northwest England. It was granted government approval last month.

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