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Wind farm adopts ‘game-changing’ tech

|27 September 2016|


The most powerful wind turbines in the world will be used at Scotland’s innovative European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).

Vattenfall’s pioneering 92.4 MW EOWDC project, also known as the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, will use bespoke MHI Vestas turbines capable of powering up to 8.4 MW.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind CEO Jens Tommerup said: “MHI Vestas is shaping the future of the offshore wind market with game-changing technologies that spur innovation to drive down the cost of offshore wind power for the whole industry.

“Larger and more powerful wind turbines such as the V164-8.0 MW are a key driver of cost reduction. The turbine has an optimised rotor to generator ratio and the use of the 8.4 MW power mode will maximise output and increase value for the customer. We are looking forward to working with Vattenfall on delivering leading technology and services to the EOWDC.”

Adam Ezzamel, project director for the EOWDC at Vattenfall, said: “Choosing MHI Vestas’ V164 underpins our vision for the EOWDC to be a global-leading hub of innovation. The turbines will be paired with game-changing suction bucket foundations, representing an industry first, and will contribute significantly to reducing operational costs as well as help boost the industry’s drive to competitive clean power.”

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