The Vestas V164-8.0 MW, world’s largest and most powerful wind turbine, when completed will have blades bigger than a 747 Jumbo jet.
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The development of the V164 turbine is on track and several main components are close to completion at Vestas facilities.
The blade mould for the 80 metres long blade is located at Vestas’ facility in the Isle of Wight, UK. The production of the first blade for testing purposes will be initiated here during Q4 2012 and tested from Q1 2013.
Vestas Executive Vice President and CTO, Anders Vedel said: “We are getting closer to installation of the prototype every day, and it is very satisfying to see the first major parts of the V164-8.0 MW under completion. This turbine is truly going to be a game changer. When you stand beside the blade mould for the 80 metre long blades you can really sense the scale of the turbine.”