Vestas to install the world’s ‘tallest’ wind turbine in Denmark

The 280-metre high turbine alone is forecast to produce enough electricity to power 20,000 households every year

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Danish manufacturer Vestas has announced it will install in Denmark what is described as the tallest and most powerful wind turbine in the world.

The V236-15MW offshore prototype wind turbine will be installed at Østerild National test centre for large wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark in the second half of 2022.

The 280-metre high wind turbine is predicted to have a production output of 80GWh a year.

That is enough to power nearly 20,000 households and remove more than 38,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Anders Nielsen, Vestas Chief Technology Officer, said: “Getting the prototype turbine in the ground will underline how the V236-15.0MW will raise the bar in terms of technological innovation, industrialisation and scale in the wind energy industry.”

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