As of 2012[update], 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). 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.
Originally called the Vestas V164-7.0MW, at 7.0 MW, the output was increased to 8.0 MW.
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. It became operational in January 2014.
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- Vestas V164-8MW
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