Vestas launches the V105-3.3 MW for windy and turbulent conditions

The V105-3.3 MW - optimised for high wind sites with tip height restrictions - has been launched to the market, providing a competitive product offering in countries such as the United Kingdom and Ireland. / c Vestas
The V105-3.3 MW – optimised for high wind sites with tip height restrictions – has been launched to the market, providing a competitive product offering in countries such as the United Kingdom and Ireland. / c Vestas

(WK-intern) – Vestas has developed the V105-3.3 MW turbine, expanding the flexibility of the proven and popular 3 MW platform. The turbine is aimed at key markets with maximum tip height restrictions such as the UK and Ireland, as well as the IEC 1A high wind and high turbulence wind class.

According to UK government expectations, the onshore wind market in the UK will increase by 3.5-5.5 GW by 2020. Around two thirds of the market is restricted to operating tip heights of up to 127m. The market is characterised by high and turbulent wind conditions.

“Vestas is continuously optimising our product portfolio to meet customer and market requirements,” explains Chief Technology Officer Anders Vedel.

“The V105-3.3 MW has been optimised to meet the need for customers developing projects in markets with tip height restrictions such as the UK and Ireland. It will also increase annual energy production by up to 22% in IEC 1A conditions compared to the V90-3.0 MW, resulting in greater revenue for our customers,” he says.

“Building on the technology of the existing 3MW platform to develop the V105-3.3 MW means customers looking to develop projects on sites with tip height restrictions can gain confidence from the long track record of the technology, as Vestas has sold over 4.5 GW and installed almost 2 GW of the 3 MW platform around the world.”

About the V105-3.3 MW
The V105-3.3 MW is built from the proven technology of the V112-3.0 MW, with the same nacelle, hub and drive train technology, and featuring a smaller rotor size. The 51.5m blades for the turbine are built from the same technology as the 55m blade for the V112-3.3 MW, with modifications made to the mould to shorten the blade.

The full scale convertor of the V105-3.3 MW means the turbine is fully compliant with grid codes in the UK and Ireland.

The V105-3.3 MW will feature a 105m rotor and a 72.5m tubular steel tower. The prototype for the V105-3.3 MW will be installed in Q2 2014 in Høvsøre, Denmark and the first serial delivery available at the end of Q4 2014.

About Vestas

Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ almost 50,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.
Today, Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 17,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 57 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.

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