MHI Vestas Unveils Pioneering MVOW SMART Turbine® Product Portfolio

Aarhus, April 11, 2018

In a drive to optimise customer offerings, MHI Vestas has launched a suite of next-generation SMART tools to enhance design assessments, turbine monitoring, and real-time decision-making. 

In addition to manufacturing the world’s most powerful available turbine, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind – with its latest round of MVOW SMART Turbine® products – is pushing boundaries inside the turbine and could now lay claim to having the world’s smartest available turbine.

Henrik Baek Jorgensen, Head of Product Management, said, “We are not content to just manufacture the world’s most powerful turbine. We know that our customers require world-class production and operation of the turbine in every area. This product portfolio addresses their most critical business needs and gives them an unprecedented level of visibility and control".

The portfolio of four products aims to improve MHI Vestas customers’ business case not only in the design phase but also operations and maintenance. Available to MHI Vestas customers immediately, the portfolio consists of:

SMART Foundation Loads – optimises foundation design upfront. The software package will allow MHI Vestas customers to perform integrated load design simulations prior to undertaking detailed load assessments.

SMART Dampers – designed to actively reduce fatigue loads. Active SMART Dampers reduce fatigue and design loads by reducing the side-to-side and fore-aft movements of the tower.

SMART Fast Data – dramatically increases the data flow from the turbine. Receiving data frequency 600 times faster than traditional SCADA methods, the tool unlocks hidden insights, enhances diagnostic capability and optimises scheduled service.

SMART Performance Monitor – brings wind power plant monitoring to a hand-held device. Feeding real-time information on turbine performance, site production, and operational notifications to any mobile device, the Performance Monitor puts the wind park into the customer’s pocket.

Jorgensen continues, “Our ambition is to not only have the most powerful products, but also the smartest products in offshore wind. This portfolio is the latest example of how we’re taking digitalisation to the next level and reflects our singular commitment to optimise our customers’ business case.” 

The product announcement comes as MHI Vestas, now under the leadership of new CEO Philippe Kavafyan, is taking its turbine offerings global, recently announcing its expansion into the Taiwan offshore wind market.

About MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S 50% and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 50%. The company’s focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to create sustainable value through offshore wind power by driving capital and operating savings and increasing the power output of wind turbines. An innovative force in offshore wind since its inception in 2014, the company is guided by its founding principles of collaboration, trust, technology and commitment.