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Picture Gallery - Vestas 8MW tower finished

DENMARK: The tower for Vestas' 8MW turbine has been completed and is being transported to the national test centre for large wind turbines in Østerild, north Denmark.

  • Tower on its way to the national test centre for large wind turbines in Østerild, north Denmark

    Tower on its way to the national test centre for large wind turbines in Østerild, north Denmark

  • The towers being loaded and ready to be transported from Aalborg to Hanstholm, Denmark

    The towers being loaded and ready to be transported from Aalborg to Hanstholm, Denmark

  • One of the five sections of the tower for Vestas' 8MW turbine

    One of the five sections of the tower for Vestas' 8MW turbine

  • Loading of the tower sections onto the ship to be transported from Aalborg to Hanstholm, Denmark

    Loading of the tower sections onto the ship to be transported from Aalborg to Hanstholm, Denmark

  • Tower of Vestas' turbine being transported at night from Hanstholm to the prototype site in Østerild

    Tower of Vestas' turbine being transported at night from Hanstholm to the prototype site in Østerild

  • One part of the 133 metre tower being transported to the prototype site in Østerild

    One part of the 133 metre tower being transported to the prototype site in Østerild

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When complete Vestas' V164-8.0MW will be the world's most powerful wind turbine. The tower is 133 metres high and consists of five sections, weighing a total of 700 tonnes. The tower has diameter of 6.5 metres at the base and 4.5 metres at the top.

In September, the first prototype blade of Vestas' 8MW V164 was produced at its research centre on the Isle of Wight, UK. The 80-metre blade, the longest produced by the company, will be tested for six months.

The V164-8MW prototype will be installed in the first quarter of 2014 at the Østerild testing centre.

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