Vestas, a leading manufacturer and operator of wind turbines, has unveiled the V236-15.0 MW, the second biggest wind turbine ever developed globally. Built on proven technology from their EnVentus and 9 MW platforms, this advanced platform is designed for the competitive development of offshore wind projects. It is configured to strike a balance between energy production and the number of turbines needed, while also using advanced control and damping systems to optimize foundation requirements.
One of the key features of the new turbine is its large swept area of 43,742 square meters, which allows it to produce a high amount of energy. In fact, a single turbine is capable of producing up to 80 GWh per year, enough to power over 20,000 households. The turbine is alsodesigned for high wind conditions and is rated to withstand extreme winds of up to 50 m/s.
Safety and reliability are also important considerations in the design of the offshore wind turbine. The turbine undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it can withstand the demands of offshore wind projects. It has a design lifetime of 25 years, with the option to extend depending on specific project conditions. Additionally, the nacelle is ergonomically designed to make it easier for maintenance crews to access, reducing the time spent offshore and maximizing uptime.
Overall, the V236-15.0 MW™ is a powerful and reliable addition to Vestas‘ portfolio of wind turbines. As the second biggest wind turbine ever developed globally, it represents the company’s commitment to innovation and sustainability, as it works towards its goal of creating a world powered by green energy.