Vestas V164

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The Vestas V164-8MW is a three bladed upwind wind turbine, which is under development by Vestas. The first probe unit is poised to be installed in January 2013, first industrial unit in 2014.[1]

As of 2012, this offshore turbine has the biggest projected installed capacity, diameter of rotor 164 metres (538 ft) and swept area 21,124 square metres (227,380 sq ft).[2][3] The economical background for development of this model of wind turbine is to reduce operations and maintenance costs by enabling customers to run fewer, larger turbines.[2]

Originally called the Vestas V164-7.0MW, at 7.0 MW, the output was increased to 8.0 MW.[4]

As of November 2013, a prototype is being installed at Østerild test station. The bottom tower sections weighs over 200 tonnes and is 24 metres long and 7 metres in diameter. The nacelle weighs 390 tonnes. The turbine weighs 1,300 tonnes and the foundation weighs 4,000 tonnes. The total height is 220 metres.[5] It became operational in January 2014.[6]


  1. ^ "Gamechanging Vestas V164 Wind Turbine Continues Groundbreaking Development". Clean Technica. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Vestas V164-8MW
  3. ^ V164 8.0MW
  4. ^ A new era for offshore wind power: Presenting Vestas’ V164 – 7.0 MW Turbine for Offshore Power Plants
  5. ^ Morten Kyndby Holm & Ole Iversen. "World's biggest turbine on the way" 26 November 2013. Accessed: 26 November 2013.
  6. ^ Wittrup, Sanne. "Power from Vestas' giant turbine" (in Danish. English translation ). Ingeniøren, 28 January 2014. Accessed: 28 January 2014.

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