MHI Vestas Offshore Wind receives 165 MW order in Belgium

Parkwind and MHI Vestas partner up for the supply of 50 V112-3.3 MW turbines for the 165 MW Nobelwind project off the Belgian coast- the third project between the two companies.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will supply 50 V112-3.3 MW turbines for the 165 MW Nobelwind wind power plant in Belgium. The order has been placed by Nobelwind NV, who signed up with Parkwind, a Belgian developer who owns and operates the 165 MW Belwind and 216 MW Northwind projects, together with reference shareholders Sumitomo Corporation and Meewind.

The Nobelwind project will also include a 15 year full-scope service contract with MHI Vestas, optimising the output of the wind power plant with guaranteed availability, while minimising risk for the customer.

CEO Jens Tommerup said, “We are proud that Parkwind has once again decided to partner with MHI Vestas to supply turbines for the Nobelwind project;” said Jens. And continues. “When the project is completed, MHI Vestas and Parkwind will have together installed over 500 MW in Belgium, with all projects serviced by MHI Vestas technicians working out of our site office in Oostende.”

The Nobelwind power plant is located 47km from the coast of Belgium in the North Sea. When completed in 2017 the project will produce 651 GWh of clean energy annually, enough to provide energy for over 186.000 Belgian households.

For more information, please contact:
Matt Whitby, Press Officer
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Tel: +45 2250 7131

About MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S 50% and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 50%. The company’s sole focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to drive down the cost of energy from offshore wind parks by driving capital and operating savings, and increasing output of wind turbines by bringing the best technology to the market. The company is founded on collaboration, and creating powerful partnerships with key stakeholders will be the cornerstone of its business model.

About the V112-3.3 MW
• 3.3 MW rated power output
• 55m long blades, each weighing 12.5 tonnes
• The rotor diameter of 112m has a swept area of 9,852m2
• The nacelle is 12.8m long, 6.8m high and 4m wide, weighing approximately 125 tonnes.
• Over 200 V112-3.0/3.3 MW turbines or the equivalent to 660 MW installed offshore since 2013.
• Since 2010 close to 7 GW of V112-3.0 MW turbines have been installed around the world.

About the history of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
• September 27, 2013: Joint venture between MHI and Vestas announced.
• December 2013: First V164 – 8.0 MW wind turbine completed and installed
• January 2014: V164 – 8.0M W produces first power
• April 1, 2014: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind officially launched
• October 5, 2014: V164-8.0 MW smashes world power record for power produced by a wind turbine (up to 16,000 British households)
• November 11, 2014: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind announces UK Industrial Strategy
• November 12, 2014: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind awarded Renewable UK “Breakthrough of the year 2014”
• December 19, 2014: First V164-8.0 MW order from DONG for Burbo Bank Extension project
• December 31, 2014: V164-8.0 MW awarded Offshore Wind Turbine of the Year
• May 18, 2015: MHI Vestas Offshore Wind signs its largest offshore order 400 MW Rampion project