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.