Vestas to test next-generation turbine

Vestas are hoping to to take offshore wind to the “next level” with a new turbine. The wind firm will team up with DONG Energy to develop the next-generation offshore […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Vestas are hoping to to take offshore wind to the “next level” with a new turbine.

The wind firm will team up with DONG Energy to develop the next-generation offshore wind turbine with a blade diameter of 164m, wider than the London Eye.

The two companies announced plans to test the new V164-7.0 MW design in a letter of intent today.

Designed specifically for the harsh conditions in northern European waters, the turbine will be seven metres taller than the Gherkin, at a tip height of 187m.

The turbines could potentially be installed at one of DONG Energy’s test sites for research and demonstration purposes.