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V117-4.2 MW™ at a Glance

V117-4.2 MW™ is designed for extreme wind conditions, making new sites possible for wind energy projects.
Applying the existing upgraded gearbox from V136-3.45 MW and V126-3.45 MW Htq, the V117-4.2 MW™ strengthens the 4 MW platform’s performance in extreme wind conditions expanding reach into areas with very strong wind and typhoon type weather. With use of Load Optimised Modes, the V117-4.2 MW™ can be sited at complex sites with turbulence levels exceeding IEC class A.



Options available for the V117-4.2 MWTM IEC IB/IEC IIA

Vestas | Options available for the V117-3.3 MW™ IEC IIA
  • High Wind Operation
  • Power Optimised Mode up to 4.2 MW (site specific)
  • Load Optimised Mode down to 3.6 MW
  • Condition Monitoring System
  • Service Personnel Lift
  • Vestas Ice Detection
  • Vestas De-Icing
  • Low Temperature Operation to - 30°C
  • Fire Suppression
  • Shadow Detection
  • Increased Cut-In
  • Nacelle Hatch for Air Inlet
  • Aviation Lights
  • Aviation Markings on the Blades
  • Vestas InteliLight™
     

    Read more about the available options and solutions


 

4 MW

The Vestas 4 MW platform sets new standards for onshore wind performance within regimes ranging from very strong wind and typhoon conditions to low wind.

IEC IB/IIA/S

It is vital finding the right turbine for your wind site. The V117-4.2 MW™ IEC IB/IEC IIA/IEC S is designed for strong wind and typhoon conditions.

+21 GW

Customers have ordered more than 21 GW of the 4 MW platform and have already installed over 15 GW.

The V117-4.2 MW™ IEC IB/IEC IIA/IEC S

V117-4.2 MW™

The V117-4.2 MWTM IEC IB/IEC IIA/IEC S is a solid choice for extreme wind conditions.

View the 4 MW brochure

Vestas | The V117-3.3 MW™ IEC IIA turbine

Technical Specifications

OPERATIONAL DATA   
Rated power
4,000 kW 
Cut-in wind speed
3 m/s
Cut-out wind speed 25 m/s
Re cut-in wind speed
23 m/s
Wind class
IEC IB/IEC IIA
Standard operating temperature range
from -20°C* to +45°C with de-rating
above 30°C
SOUND POWER
 
Maximum


106 dB
Sound Optimised Modes dependent on site and country

ROTOR
Rotor diameter
117 m
Swept area
10,751 m2
Air brake full blade feathering with 3 pitch cylinders
ELECTRICAL
 
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Converter
full scale
*subject to different temperature options
GEARBOX  
Type
two planetary stages and one helical stage
TOWER

Hub heights 84 m (IEC IIA) and 91.5 m (IEC IB)
NACELLE DIMENSIONS

Height for transport
3.4 m
Height installed (incl. CoolerTop®)
6.9 m
Length
12.8 m
Width
4.2 m
HUB DIMENSIONS  
Max. transport height
3.8 m
Max. transport width
3.8 m
Max. transport length
5.5 m
BLADE DIMENSIONS
 
Length
57.2 m
Max. chord
4 m
Max. weight per unit for transportation
70 metric tonnes

AEP Curve


4 MW Platform

Our 4 MW platform is designed for a broad range of wind and site conditions, onshore and offshore enabling you to mix turbines across your site or portfolio of sites, delivering industry-leading reliability, serviceability and exceptional energy capture.

The 4 MW platform was introduced in 2010 with the launch of the V112-3.0 MW®. Over 15 GW of the 4 MW platform has been installed all over the world onshore and offshore making it the obvious choice for customers looking for highly flexible and trustworthy turbines.

Rotor diameters range from 105 to 150 meters and the rated output power is up to 4.2 MW. Using well proven technologies like a full-scale converter, the 4 MW platform meets even the most challenging grid requirements providing excellent energy yield in all wind and weather conditions.

Large Diameter Steel Towers (LDST) are also available to optimise annual energy production on low wind sites.

The 4 MW platform combines Vestas’ proven track record with our continuous efforts to improve and optimise our products, making it the obvious choice for customers looking to combine reliability with performance.


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The V126-3.45 MW® IEC IIB/IEC IIA is the ideal choice for medium-wind sites with high turbulence onshore. The 126 m rotor enables greater wind capture, which in turn produces more energy at a reduced cost.

V117-3.45 MW® IEC IB/IEC IIA

The V117-3.45 MW® IEC IB/IEC IIA is a solid choice for medium- and high-wind sites with high turbulence onshore.

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