- Published: 30 December 2022 30 December 2022
Vestas has finalised installation of the V236-15.0 MW prototype turbine at the Østerild National test centre for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark.
The prototype has produced its first kWh of power and will now undergo an extensive test and verification programme to ensure reliability before full type certification and serial production begins. The prototype development and assembly work has taken place across Vestas’ R&D and production sites in Denmark. The blade moulds have been developed at Vestas’ blade factory in Lem and the 115.5m long prototype blades have been manufactured at Vestas’ offshore blade factory in Nakskov. The prototype nacelle has been developed and assembled at the offshore nacelle factory in Lindø port of Odense. The test program for the generator, converter and grid system integration has already started at LORC test facility in Denmark.