Vestas Upgrades 3 MW Platform, Strengthens Performance in All Wind Classes

 Building on proven performance and responding to evolving customer requirements, the upgraded 3 MW platform will increase energy production and lower the cost of energy.

With this platform upgrade, Vestas boosts performance in all wind classes, increasing annual energy production by up to 12 percent depending on site-specific conditions. The upgrade’s most significant elements include larger rotor sizes in all wind classes; nominal power rating increase to 3.45 MW; optional power modes of up to 3.6 MW; tower heights of up to 166 meters; and the introduction of an advanced, next generation control system designed specifically for Vestas turbines.

With five rotor variants, two nacelle configurations, multiple power modes, and 15 hub heights, the 3 MW platform becomes substantially more versatile in its market coverage, maximising annual energy production and lowering the cost of energy at each unique wind site.

“The upgraded 3 MW platform adds versatility by broadening the portfolio of turbine combinations”, says Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Anders Vedel. “The result is that customers can select the optimal turbine configuration with higher precision, boosting performance at each unique wind site and lowering the cost of energy. Standardised components deliver the reliability that customers expect from Vestas, while the added versatility allows for flexible site solutions”.

Delivery of the upgraded 3 MW platform will start in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Source: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Date: Nov 13, 2015