World’s Largest Wind Turbine (9.5 megawatt) Passes Final Hurdle

World’s Largest Wind Turbine (9.5 megawatt) Passes Final Hurdle

Offshore wind turbine manufacturer and developer MHI Vestas announced on Wednesday that its flagship V164 9.5 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine, the world’s most powerful wind turbine, has been awarded an S class type certificate, paving the way for installations to begin in late 2019.

However, MHI Vestas’ competitors are already nipping at its heels, including GE Renewable Energy, which in March of this year unveiled its monster 12 MW Haliade-X, which measures in at 260 meters to the tip compared to a ‘measly’ 187 meters tall for MHI Vestas’ V164-9.5 MW. Capable of powering up to 16,000 European households per wind turbine, the Haliade-X is the long-awaited move into double-digit figures and towards the necessary power to economically and efficiently make offshore wind a necessary dominant force in the world’s energy mix.

See https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/29/worlds-largest-wind-turbine-passes-final-hurdle/

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World's Largest Wind Turbine Passes Final Hurdle | CleanTechnica
Offshore wind turbine manufacturer and developer MHI Vestas announced on Wednesday that its flagship V164 9.5 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine, the world's most powerful wind turbine, has been awarded an S class type certificate, paving the way for installations to begin in late 2019.

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