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Vestas has released to the market three new product variants of its 3 MW platform: the V112-3.3 MW, the V117-3.3 MW and the V126-3.3 MW.

According to the company, the new turbines are based on further optimization of the V112-3.0 MW nacelle in combination with a root extended 55 m blade for the V117-3.3 MW and a structural shell blade for the V126-3.3 MW. The drivetrain functionality of the 3 MW platform is built from the same technology as the V112-3.0 MW.

The new 3 MW turbines can be combined with Vestas' existing services, solutions and options, including its AOM 1000-5000 service packages. Serial delivery for the pilot series of the new 3 MW variants will commence this year.

Vestas notes that it has already sold its 3 MW variants to three projects in Scandinavia totaling approximately 100 MW. One of these projects, the Noerhede Hjortmose wind farm, will be located in the western part of Denmark. Once completed, Vestas says the project will be the largest onshore wind power plant in Denmark. The contract for the Noerhede Hjortmose project also includes a 20-year service deal.

“Since the V112-3.0 was launched to the market, Vestas has strategically focused on optimizing the technology to provide greater performance and expand the platform to cover low-, medium- and high-wind sites,” says Anders Vedel, chief technology officer of Vestas Wind Systems A/S. “The fact that we have already managed to sell three projects with these new 3 MW variants truly shows that our customers appreciate our development strategy.”

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