Financial Close for Industry First Demo at Deutsche Bucht

Aarhus, July 20, 2018

Two V164-8.4 MW turbines from MHI Vestas will be installed on Mono Bucket foundations.

Financial close has been finalised on another offshore wind industry milestone. Deutsche Bucht will be the first offshore wind farm worldwide to test the Mono Bucket foundation structure under commercial operating conditions.

The foundations will be equipped with V164-8.4 MW wind turbines manufactured and installed by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

The news continues a series of innovation-related announcements involving MHI Vestas, including the rollout of the company’s MVOW SMART Turbine® product portfolio, and turbine installations at the Blyth Demonstrator Project and Aberdeen Bay.

The demo project at Deutsche Bucht, a major landmark for Northland Power and its partners, will contribute two additional turbines and 17 MW of capacity to the base 31 turbine (252 MW) project for a total of 33 turbines and 269 MW power output.

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.