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Vestas has upgraded the EnVentus platform’s existing turbine variants to 6.0MW standard rating. The upgrade to 6.0MW delivers an increase in energy production of more than three percent compared to 5.6 MW depending on site-specific conditions.
The upgrade is enabled by advancements in load assessment and hardware upgrades specific to generator, gearbox and cooling system. Vestas is installing the V162-6.0 MW prototype turbine at the Østerild National test centre for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark. It will be installed next to the V150-5.6 MW prototype that is already upgraded to 6.0MW. Following final installation of the V162-6.0MW turbine in mid-October, the prototype will undergo a test and verification programme before serial production commences in the second quarter of 2021.
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