Vestas launches jumbo offshore wind turbine to match rivals


This image shows wind turbines from Vestas in use at a facility in Russia.

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Vestas announced plans for a 15 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine on Wednesday, with the Danish firm hoping to install a prototype next year before ramping up production in 2024.

According to the Aarhus-headquartered company, the giant V236-15.0 MW turbine will be able to generate roughly 80 gigawatt hours per year.

This, it claims, would be enough to power approximately 20,000 European households, saving over 38,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide in the process.

Vestas is the latest company to push forward with the development of a sizeable offshore wind turbine. GE Renewable…


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