Vestas has launched a new 4.2 MW wind turbine platform in three variants: V150-4.0/4.2 MW, V136-4.0/4.2 MW and V117-4.0/4.2 MW. This was first introduced in 2010 as the V112-3.0 MW series under the company’s 3 MW platform that has now been upgraded to the 4.2 MW platform.
The V150-4.0/4.2 MW is expected to achieve 20 per cent higher annual energy production (AEP) in a low wind scenario (compared to the V136-3.45 MW) and lower the maximum sound level to 104.9 dBa. Meanwhile, the V136-4.0/4.2 MW offers a higher AEP in medium wind conditions and achieves a sound level of 103.9 dBa. The V117-4.0/4.2 MW expands the 4 MW platform, enabling it to withstand strong wind or typhoon-type wind conditions.
Vestas has installed 4,000 units of its 4 MW platform across 34 countries in six continents since its launch seven years ago and has achieved a 56 per cent increase in AEP.