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Vestas introduces new wind turbine to Chinese market

CTBR Staff Writer Published 16 October 2017

Vestas has introduced V120-2.0/2.2 MW turbine to the Chinese market following demands for a turbine for low and ultra-low wind conditions.

The latest upgrade of Vestas’ 2 MW platform, the V120-2.0/2.2 MW turbine includes a 120m rotor, which has been made possible through carbon technology. The rotor enables Vestas to increase blade length while reducing weight and loads.

Although the rotor has a 19% larger sweep area compared to the V110-2.0 MW, there has been an increase of only 8% in rotor weight.

The V120-2.0/2.2 MW turbine will offer up to 13% higher annual energy production performance compared to the V110-2.2 MW, the company said.

The turbine will be produced in Tianjin for the Chinese market and deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2018.

Vestas has built China’s first wind power plant in 1986. The company has so far installed 5.4GW of wind capacity in more than 16 provinces across the country.

Vestas Group senior vice-president and Vestas China president Kebao Yang said: “Projects in China are increasingly moving to low and ultra-low wind areas in southeastern parts of the country and the V120-2.0/2.2 MW turbine is specifically designed for such wind regimes.”

“To meet customer demand and support the continued development of China’s wind power industry, Vestas is offering its most advanced products to China,” Yang added.

Vestas China vice-president and head of Technical Sales Management Anne Vedel said: “By further developing one of the industry’s most proven platforms and utilizing our innovative design and control capabilities, Vestas is able to bring an efficient and reliable, low-weight, high hub height wind turbine to the Chinese market.”