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Vestas has unveiled the V105-3.3 MW turbine, an expansion of its 3 MW platform. The company says the new model is aimed at high-wind and high-turbulence onshore sites, as well as markets with tip-height restrictions.

"The V105-3.3 MW has been optimized to meet the need for customers developing projects in markets with tip-height restrictions, such as the U.K. and Ireland. It will also increase annual energy production by up to 22 percent in IEC 1A conditions compared to the V90-3.0 MW, resulting in greater revenue for our customers," says Chief Technology Officer Anders Vedel.

Citing U.K. government expectations, Vestas says the onshore wind market in the region is poised to increase by 3.5-5.5 GW by 2020. Around two-thirds of the U.K. market is restricted to operating tip heights of up to 127 meters, and the region is characterized by high and turbulent wind conditions, Vestas adds.

The V105-3.3 MW has the same nacelle, hub and drivetrain technology as the V112-3.0 MW, with a slightly shorter blade, at 51.5 meters long. Vestas says the prototype for the V105-3.3 MW will be installed in Denmark during the second quarter of 2014, with the first serial delivery available at the end of 2014.




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