Aarhus, October 5, 2017

 

Assembly of Power Converter Modules (PCM) has begun, enabling the company to utilise the Port of Esbjerg’s expanding offshore wind expertise.

 

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has opened its latest manufacturing facility in Denmark as it continues to ramp up production capacity to meet strong demand for its V164 turbine platform.

Chief Manufacturing Officer, Robert Borin, said, “MHI Vestas is proud to be a major contributor to the development of pre-assembly skillsets and the establishment of competence centres throughout regional Denmark. It’s exciting to see the new facility up and running at the Port of Esbjerg as the next manufacturing phase of the company takes shape.”

The hi-tech facility is a dedicated space for the company’s PCM assembly, located close to pre-assembly, and will enable the company to draw upon the Port of Esbjerg’s expertise as the leading wind power port in Europe.

The announcement is the latest in a series of manufacturing expansion plans from MHI Vestas, as the company increased production capacity on the Isle of Wight in the UK last fall, and in Nakskov and Lindø earlier this year.

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For further information, contact:
Michael Morris
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Tel: +45 8844 8950
mijmo@mhivestasoffshore.com

About MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S 50% and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 50%. The company’s focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to create sustainable value through offshore wind power by driving capital and operating savings and increasing the power output of wind turbines. An innovative force in offshore wind since its inception in 2014, the company is guided by its founding principles of collaboration, trust, technology and commitment. For more information, see www.mhivestasoffshore.com or follow @MHIVestas on Twitter.

About the V164-8.0 MW
• 8 MW rated power, with an optimal rotor to generator ratio
• 80 m blades, the equivalent of nine double decker London buses
• Each blade weighs 35 tonnes
• Swept area of 21,124 m2, larger than the London Eye
• The nacelle is 20 m long, 8 m wide and 8 m high, weighing approximately 390 tonnes
• Approximate hub height of 105 m
• Approximate tip height of 187 m
• Reduces operational and maintenance costs by enabling customers to run fewer, larger turbines
• World record production by a single wind turbine of 216 MWh in 24-hour period (December 2016)