Vestas launches the V236-15.0 MW to set new industry benchmark. The new technology elevates the industry benchmark for performance and continued cost reduction in offshore technology, says Vestas.
Henrik Andersen, Vestas President and CEO, says: “Introducing our new offshore platform is a huge achievement for everyone at Vestas, as it marks a big leap forward in a very important journey. As a global renewables leader, every decision Vestas takes today must be in service of building scale for renewables in the future – only by doing this can we ensure a more sustainable future energy system. Offshore wind will play an integral role in the growth of wind energy and the V236-15.0 MW will be a driver in this development by lowering levelised cost of energy thus making our customers more competitive in offshore tenders going forward”.
As a technology leader for over 40 years with 25 years of experience in offshore and an unparalleled installed base, Vestas has played a key role in growing the influence of renewables across the global energy system. This growth has been supported by our drive to mature the renewables industry, applying our expertise to elevating industry standards to support increased scale. The V236-15.0 MW will continue this ongoing effort by harnessing the optimum design synergies from existing turbine platforms, such as the 9 MW and EnVentus platforms, and expanding the industrialisation of turbine design through a modular approach to scale components.
Anders Nielsen, Vestas Chief Technology Officer, says “With the V236-15.0 MW, we raise the bar in terms of technological innovation and industrialisation in the wind energy industry, in favor of building scale. By leveraging Vestas’ extensive proven technology, the new platform combines innovation with certainty to offer industry-leading performance while reaping the benefits of building on the supply chain of our entire product portfolio. The new offshore platform forms a solid foundation for future products and upgrades”.
The first V236-15.0 MW prototype is expected to be installed in 2022, while serial production is scheduled for 2024.