When complete Vestas' prototype V164-8MW will be the world’s most powerful wind turbine.
The nacelle is 20 metres long, 8 metres wide and high and weighs approximately 390 tons including the hub.
In September, the first prototype of the 80 metre blade of Vestas' 8MW was produced at its research centre on the Isle of Wight, UK.
Construction of the foundation at Østerild test site is expected to be completed by the end of 2013 and the prototype is due to be installed in the first quarter for 2014. Series production is intended for the first quarter of 2015.
For more see Windpower Monthly's 'Close-up' on the V164 nacelle design.