The V162-7.2 MW™ features flexible rating, designed to deliver optimised energy production even with greater temperature and climate variations. 

Designed with full value chain in mind, the V162-7.2 MW™ realises improved transportability of the nacelle unit, as well as the flexibility to service and upgrades over the turbine’s operational lifetime.

V162-7.2 MW™ at a glance

The V162-7.2 MW™ improves Annual Energy Production by up to 7% through enhancements in powertrain and power conversion systems combined with flexible ratings of 6.5 MW, 6.8 MW and 7.2 MW, while maintaining the maximum Sound Power Level at 104.6dB(A) operating at 6.8 MW. 


Improved siteability in warm climates is enabled through the optional larger CoolerTop. Designed with full value chain in mind, the V162-7.2 MW™ realises improved transportability of the nacelle unit, as well as the flexibility to service and upgrades over the turbine’s operational lifetime.


available for the

V162-7.2 MW™

  • 6.5 MW Operational Mode
  • 6.8 MW Operational Mode
  • Oil Debris Monitoring System
  • High Temperature Cooler Top
  • Service Personnel Lift
  • Low Temperature Operation to -30°C
  • Vestas Ice Detection™
  • Vestas Anti-Icing System™
  • Vestas Shadow Flicker Control System
  • Aviation Lights
  • Aviation Markings on the Blades
  • Fire Suppression System
  • Vestas Bat Protection System
  • Lightning Detection System

7.2 MW

Connecting proven system designs from the 2 MW, 4 MW, and 9 MW platforms, the V162-7.2 MW™ features 6.5 MW, 6.8 MW and 7.2 MW three flexible ratings.


The V162-7.2 MW™ is designed for medium to high wind sites combined with extreme wind speeds of up to 41.5m/s.

40 years

With more than 177 GW of wind turbine capacity installed and 40 years of experience in relentlessly pursuing performance improvements, EnVentus™ is Vestas' next generation in the evolution of wind turbines.

Technical specifications

Power regulation operational data
Pitch regulated with variable speed
Standard rated power
Cut-in wind speed
Cut-out wind speed
Wind class
Standard operating temperature range
from -20°C** to +45°C

**Sound Optimised Modes available dependent on site and country

Rotor diameter
Swept area
Aerodynamic brake
full blade feathering with 3 pitch cylinders

50/60 Hz
full scale

two planetary stages

Hub heights
119 m (IEC S/DIBt S), 138 m (IEC S) and 169 m (IEC S/DIBt S)
Configuration 166m hub height and wind class IECS. Depending on site-specific conditions

Carbon Footprint
7.1g CO2e/kWh
Return on energy break-even
7.4 months
Lifetime return on energy
32 times
Recyclability rate

Configuration: 166m hub height, Vavg=7.4m/s, k=2.48. Depending on site-specific conditions. Metrics are based on an internal streamlined assessment. An externally reviewed Life Cycle Assessment will be made available on once finalised.

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