Bringing the new generation of turbines to India
Published on 2nd of December 2020
President and CEO of Asia Pacific at Vestas
Vestas introduces the new V155-3.3MW turbine to India's promising energy market.
The global demand for sustainable energy solutions in low and ultra-low wind areas continues to grow as renewable technology improves in efficiency and cost. This trend is especially prominent in India, the world’s fourth largest wind energy market. To help meet this growing demand, Vestas recently unveiled to the Indian market, the V155-3.3 MW turbine - optimised for low and ultra-low wind conditions.
Built on the globally proven 4 MW platform, the V155-3.3 MW increases the turbine swept area by 67 percent in comparison to V120-2.2 MW, and with a large rotor to rating ratio, it significantly improves the partial load production in low-wind conditions.
The V155-3.3 MW improves the annual energy production (AEP) by more than three percent for a 300 MW wind park with 46 fewer turbines, creating an improved level of business case certainty.
The new turbine also features a full-scale converter delivering excellent grid compliance and faster active and reactive power during dynamic frequency and voltage events.
In addition to this, the V155-3.3 MW has an optimized blade design customized and best suited for the Indian Wind conditions. It also features market specific towers up to 140m hub height to meet local transportation requirements.
With the introduction of the V155-3.3 MW turbine, which will largely be manufactured and sourced in India, Vestas will increase its already prominent manufacturing footprint in India by establishing a new converter factory in Chennai and expanding its current blade factory in Ahmedabad.
These investments follow Vestas’ previously announced new nacelle and hub factory in Chennai, which is currently under construction. The production ramp-up will add around 1,000 new jobs within the next year to Vestas’ existing Indian workforce of 2,600 dedicated employees.
Vestas has installed close to 4 GW of wind turbines in India over the last two decades and with the introduction of the V155-3.3 MW turbine, Vestas continues to underline its commitment to better support its customers and drive India’s renewable energy transition.