MHI-Vestas Launches 9.5 MW Offshore Wind Turbine
Mitsubishi-Vestas has launched its massive V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine, built on the V164 platform and capable of powering 8,300 U.K. homes. Motivation: lowering cost offshore wind. The design changes within the V164 turbine platform are minimal. One such turbine is already being tested at Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm, United Kingdom.
Dimensions: 35-metric-ton, 80-meter blades. Hub height of 105 meters and a tip height of 187 meters. Nacelle 390-metric-ton nacelle, 20 meters long, 8 meters wide and 8 meters high.
Last December, the machine broke a world record for production by a single wind turbine when it produced 216 MWh of power in a 24-hour period. With a Danish kWh electricity price of 9 euro cent and 31 euro cent for private consumers, this is the equivalent of €19,440 c.q. €66,960. With current offshore price of 2 million euro per MW, implying 20 million euro for the V164-9.5 MW, this would mean that 300 days of consumer end price turnover would match the purchase price (not to be confused with payback period of course).
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[Google Maps] – Test location V164-9.5 MW at Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm