The next offshore wind innovation site in the Netherlands will feature two V164-9.5 MW turbines from MHI Vestas, the 5th Dutch offshore wind park for the wind turbine supplier.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, in signing a firm order with Two Towers Consortium for the Borssele V Offshore Wind Farm, will supply two V164-9.5 MW turbines for the project. The 19 MW project has been designated as an innovation site that will test various innovations in and around the turbines.
“We are extremely proud that the Netherlands will be home to our next test project,” said MHI Vestas Chief Technology Officer, Torben Hvid Larsen. “Borssele V confirms once again that MHI Vestas is committed to continuous learning and collaborating with industry partners on innovations that will advance our collective knowledge and propel our industry forward.”
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 Borssele V
• Capacity: 19 MW
• Project Owner: Two Towers B.V.
• Location: The Netherlands, 20km off the coast within site III of the Borssele Wind Farm zone
• Turbines: 2 x V164-9.5 MW (both will be tested in a 10 MW configuration during certain test periods)
• Installation year: 2020
• Innovation site
o Gearbox testing to 10 MW
o Slip joint technology between monopile and transition piece
o New eco-design for scour protection to promote healthy marine ecosystem
• Service contract: MHI Vestas, 14.5-year service agreement
• Clean energy for 25,000 homes