V172-7.2 MW™

The V172-7.2 MW™ is designed for low to medium wind conditions and offers expanded site applicability through flexible ratings.

V172-7.2 MW™ at a glance

The V172-7.2 MW™ improves Annual Energy Production by 12% in low wind conditions through enhancements in powertrain and power conversion systems. Flexible ratings of 6.5 MW, 6.8 MW and 7.2 MW combined with available CoolerTop options expands the site applicability across cold and hot climates.

Designed with full value chain in mind, the V172-7.2 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 

V172-7.2 MW™ IEC S

  • 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 V172-7.2 MW™  features three flexible ratings of 7.2 MW, 6.8 MW & 6.5 MW.


The V172-7.2 MW™ is designed for low to medium wind sites combined with extreme wind speeds of up to 39.5m/s.

40 years

With more than 154 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

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
*High wind Operation available as standard

**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
112m (IEC S)** 117m (IEC S)** 150m (IEC S)** 164m (DIBt) 166m (IEC S) 175m (DIBt)

*Site specific towers available on request

Carbon Footprint
6.2g CO2e/kWh
Return on energy break-even
7 months
Lifetime return on energy
34-35 times
Recyclability rate

Configuration: HH=166m, Vavg=7.5m/s, k=2.48. Depending on site-specific conditions. Metrics are based on a preliminary stream-lined analysis. An externally-verified Lifecycle Assessment will be made publicly available on vestas.com once finalised.

EnVentus™ platform

The EnVentus™ platform is the result of meticulous and careful evaluation of an unbroken line of Vestas technology solutions. With more than 154 GW of wind turbine capacity installed and 40 years of experience in relentlessly pursuing better performance through technology and service, EnVentus™ is Vestas' next generation in the evolution of wind turbines.

Introduced in 2019, the EnVentus™ platform architecture connects proven system designs from the 2 MW platform, 4 MW platform and 9 MW platform turbine technology. The result is one versatile platform architecture that delivers a higher level of robustness and performance with the ability to create an even more finely matched combination of turbines to harness available wind energy in any specific location.

Through advanced modularity in design, EnVentus™ aims to meet customisation needs more efficiently. The wide range of standard hub heights, options, and modes of operation contribute to the ability to meet project specific requirements.

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