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V138-3.0 MW™ at a glance

With a large rotor-size-to-rating ratio, V138-3.0 MW™ strengthens Vestas’ portfolio of turbines delivering superior park level energy production with high certainty in performance.

The rotor blade length accommodates tip height constrained markets, as example combining with the 83 m standard tower to feature the industry’s largest swept area under the 152.4 m (500ft) relevant in the United States. Benefiting from the scalable EnVentus platform architecture, V138-3.0 MW™ combines excellent production and grid performance with lower rotational speeds to meet low sound level requirements in sound sensitive markets like France.


Options available for the V138-3.0 MW™ IEC S

  • Load Optimised Modes
  • Sound Optimised Modes
  • Condition Monitoring System
  • Oil Debris Monitoring System
  • Service Personnel Lift
  • Low-Temperature Operation to -30°C
  • Vestas Ice Detection™
  • Vestas InteliLight®
  • Vestas Shadow Detection System
  • Aviation Lights
  • Aviation Markings on the Blades
  • Fire Suppression System
  • Increased Cut-In Wind Speed
  • Lightning Detection System


Read more about the available options and solutions >


3.0 MW

Connecting proven system designs from the 2 MW, 4 MW, and 9 MW platforms, EnVentus™ variants feature a nominal rating from 3.0 MW to 5.6 MW.

IEC S

The V138-3.0 MW™ IEC S is designed for low to medium wind sites.

40 years

With 102 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.


EnVentus™ platform

V138-3.0 MW™ IEC S

The V138-3.0 MW™ IEC S offers a highly optimised rotor size to rating ratio, strengthening Vestas’ portfolio of turbines through superior park level energy production, higher certainty in performance, and reduced levelised cost of energy.

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Technical Specifications

POWER REGULATION Pitch regulated with variable speed
OPERATIONAL DATA
Rated power
3,000 kW
Cut-in wind speed
3 m/s
Cut-out wind speed* 24 m/s
Wind class
IEC S
Standard operating temperature range
from -20°C** to +45°C
*High Wind Operation available as standard
** Subject to different temperature options
 
SOUND POWER
Maximum*
102.7/106.6 dB(A)**
*Depending on configuration
**Sound Optimised Modes available dependent on site and country

 
ROTOR
Rotor diameter
138 m
Swept area
14,957 m2
Aerodynamic brake full blade feathering with 3 pitch cylinders
ELECTRICAL                        
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Converter
full scale
GEARBOX
Type two planetary stages
TOWER
Hub heights
83m (IEC S), 96m (IEC S)

AEP Curve


EnVentus™ platform

The EnVentus™ platform is the result of meticulous and careful evaluation of an unbroken line of Vestas technology solutions. With 102 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, with the launch of V138-3.0 MW™, V150-5.6 MW™ and V162-5.6 MW™, 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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