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Very impressive! V164 8.0MW the world largest windturbine

Last week, at  the Belfast Harbour Pre-Assembly site, the first V164 has begun building for the Burbo Bank Extension project. A mammoth for the windturbine sector!

Its approximate hub height of 105m and the approximate tip height of 187m,


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8MW rated power,  80m blades, the equivalent of nine double decker London buses!  Swept area of 21.124m2 , larger than the London Eye, weighing approximately 390 tonnes. When installed at sea, the V164-8.0 MW will produce power for approximately 7,500 European households.
 

Beside MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has constructed and installed two V164-8.0 MW wind turbines for European Energy A/S acting in a joint venture with a local partner. The installation marks a milestone for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the two wind turbines are only the second and third turbines of the record-breaking V164-8.0 MW to be commissioned.

The V164-8.0 MW prototype turbine has broken the record for power production by a wind turbine in a 24 hour period from 6-7 October 2014 when the turbine produced 192,000 kW/h, during steady wind conditions at the test site in Østerild, northern Denmark. The power produced by the turbine in one day was enough to supply the energy needs of approximately 13,500 Danish households, roughly equivalent to Thisted; a city close to the test centre.

 

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(Østerild prototype 220m, the first V164 in the world)

Souce:http://www.mhivestasoffshore.com/