Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project Fully Commissioned

Aarhus, June 22, 2018

MHI Vestas completes commissioning of five V164-8.4 MW turbines, now the world’s most powerful, commercially installed wind turbine.

With installation and commissioning now complete at the Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, along with customer EDF Renewables, celebrates the inauguration of the industry’s latest pioneering demonstrator project off the northeast coast of England. The project has a generating capacity of 41.5 MW and will generate enough renewable energy to power 34,000 households with low carbon energy.

The project boasts the world’s most powerful installed turbine – the V164-8.4 MW from MHI Vestas – as well as the installation and operation of 66kV equipment, including switchgear, transformer, and array cables. The project positions MHI Vestas well as the industry moves increasingly toward the 66kV standard.

MHI Vestas Chief Operating Officer, Flemming Ougaard, said, “We’re proud to have partnered with EDF Renewables in bringing the Blyth Demonstration Project to life. This wind park will provide invaluable insights on breakthrough technologies in offshore wind – technologies that will undoubtedly advance the clean energy transition in the UK."

The announcement comes on the heels of the inauguration of Burbo Bank Extension in the UK earlier this year, the world’s first offshore wind project to feature the game-changing V164 turbine platform from MHI Vestas.

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.