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The first prototype blade for Vestas’ new V117-3.3 MW turbine has been manufactured at Vestas’ factory in Brighton, Colorado, USA.
Vestas converted the factory into a modular and flexible production line capable of producing blades for both the V112 and V117 turbines. The 57.5-metre prototype blade is the first of a new variation of the 55-metre blade used for the V112-3.0 MW- with a 2.5-metre root extension. The 57.5-metre blade is on route to Vestas’ testing facilities on the Isle of Wight, UK- for validation and lifecycle testing. The factory in Colorado also recently manufactured the blades for the V117-3.3 MW prototype due to be assembled in July in Denmark, as well as the blades for the first five V117-3.3 MW turbines which have been sold to a customer in Denmark.
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