The development of the V164-8.0 MW® is one important step closer to commercial sales with the awarding of provisional certification, verifying compliance with tough industry quality standards.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been granted provisional (B) certification for the V164-8.0 MW® from leading classification group DNV GL. The certification acknowledges conformity with standards for the design, testing and manufacturing of the turbine and gives a green light to proceed with commercial sales.

Chief Technology Officer Torben Hvid Larsen said the provisional certification of the V164-8.0 MW® sends a strong signal to the market.

“The certification of the V164-8.0 MW® from DNV GL underlines that the development of the turbine is proceeding according to our plan and demonstrates compliance with the industry leading standards for design, quality, manufacturing and testing, a very high priority for our customers.”

About the certification

The provisional (B) type certification is part of a standard development of a wind turbine. It is awarded for a limited period with and acknowledges some minor outstanding issues which must be addressed in order for the type (A) certification to be granted.

“We are very confident that the minor outstanding issues will be completed and documented according to our plan by the first quarter of 2015,” said Torben Hvid Larsen.

For more information, please contact:
Matt Whitby, Press Officer
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Tel: +45 22507131

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 V164-8.0 MW®

  • 8MW rated power, with an optimal rotor to generator ratio
  • 80m blades, the equivalent of nine double decker London buses
  • Swept area of 21.124m2 , larger than the London Eye
  • The nacelle is 20m long, 8m wide and 8m high, weighing approximately 390 tonnes including hub
  • Approximate hub height of 105m, approximate tip height of 187m
  • Reduces operational and maintenance costs by enabling customers to run fewer, larger turbines
  • World record production by a single wind turbine of 192 MWh in 24 hour period (October 2014)