Vestas calls it as V164-8.0 MW. The development of the V164-8.0 MW offshore turbine is still progressing.Main components such as drivetrain, bearings and blade are now in testing step. For the first prototype of the V164-8.0 MW offshore is expected to be installed in the second quarter of the 2014.
|Vestas V164-8.0 MW Offshore wind turbine blade test|
V164-8.0 MW will be worlds' biggest and most powerful wind turbine for offshore. It is said first prototype of the blade is currently undergoing testing. At the same time in the worlds' biggest test bench of Vestas testing facilities in Aarhus, Denmark, drivetrain, gearbox and generator is undergoing testing.
|Vestas V164-8.0 MW Offshore wind turbine hub|
Other main components such as hub, blade bearings, main shaft, main bearing have been also manufactured. It is expected the first prototype of V164_8.0 MW will be running in the second quarter of 2014.
As a short information about Vestas' giant blade, just one blade weighs 33 tons !!
|Vestas V164-8.0 MW Offshore wind turbine blade 80m|