Vestas' V120 turbine available in China

CHINA: Danish manufacturer Vestas has launched its new V120-2.0/2.2MW turbine in China.

The V120-2.0/2.2 is the latest evolution in Vestas' 2 MW class. A V100-2.0 turbine is seen here at South Plains in Texas, United States

The manufacturer introduced the new 120-metre model to the market in response to customer demand for low- and ultra-low wind conditions, which are especially prevalent in the south east of the country, it said.

Vestas said the prototype of the V120-2.0/2.2MW will be installed in the first quarter of 2018, the company said.

The turbines to be used in the Chinese market will be produced locally in Tianjin, Vestas said, with first deliveries expected in Q3 2018.

It is also available in India, and the company had previously said the turbine would also be on sale in the United States.

Vestas introduced the turbine to the Chinese market ahead of the country’s annual trade fair, China Wind Power 2017 (17-19 October).

The V120-2.0/2.2 has a rotor swept area 19% larger than that of Vestas’ V110-2.0MW, and has an annual energy production (AEP) 13% greater than the 110-metre turbine, Vestas said.

"To meet customer demand and support the continued development of China's wind power industry, Vestas is offering its most advanced products to China," said the company’s group senior vice president and Vestas China president Kebao Yang. 

Vestas has installed more than 5.4GW in 16 provinces across the country, the company said.

Globally, the manufacturer has installed more than 19,000 turbines from its 2MW-class, spreading across 45 countries on six continents.