Vestas Unveils New Giant Turbine, Faces Competition from Chinese Rivals

Vestas Unveils New Giant Turbine, Faces Competition from Chinese Rivals

Vestas, a leading Danish wind turbine manufacturer, has launched its latest model, the V236-15.0 MW turbine, boasting a capacity of 15 megawatts (MW). The new turbine is expected to significantly enhance energy production, with the company claiming it can generate 80 gigawatt-hours (GWh) annually, enough to power around 20,000 European households.

The V236-15.0 MW model is a key part of Vestas' strategy to maintain its position in the competitive renewable energy market. With a rotor diameter of 236 meters and a swept area of 43,743 square meters, it is designed to maximize efficiency and output in offshore wind farms. Vestas plans to begin serial production of the turbine in 2024.

However, Vestas faces stiff competition from Chinese manufacturers, who are already developing larger turbines. MingYang Smart Energy, a Chinese wind turbine maker, has announced plans to build an 18 MW turbine, which would surpass Vestas' new model in terms of capacity. Additionally, China's Goldwind is also working on turbines that could challenge Vestas' offerings.

The competition highlights the rapidly evolving landscape of the wind energy sector, where technological advancements are crucial for maintaining market share. Vestas' CEO, Henrik Andersen, emphasized the importance of innovation in staying ahead, noting that the V236-15.0 MW turbine represents a significant step forward for the company.

Source: Energetyka24