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Vestas to Unveil Design of 6-MW Offshore Wind Turbine Next Month

OK, maybe I could have waited until next month to cover this, but this is exciting. Vestas has just announced that it will soon unveil to the world the design of its new 6-MW offshore wind turbine.

The turbine, of course, will help to further reduce the long-term cost of wind energy.

Vestas chief executive Ditlev Engel said he would unveil the design at an event on March 30 in London. At the event, the Danish wind energy giant will also give details on how it plans to lead in the exploding offshore wind energy industry.

“We are going to go through the details of Vestas’ focus on this machine in particular, and some of the offshore product related areas and the initiatives I’m hoping Vestas [will carry out] to support our order intake for the years to come,” Engel said.

While Vestas is the clear leader in onshore wind turbines, it has not been as focused on offshore wind. Perhaps this is changing now.

But Engel was very clear that he sees onshore wind as where the most wind energy will be for quite awhile at least. While there is a lot of speculation about offshore wind energy growth, he noted that “some of the numbers people have been bouncing around in offshore were simply too much rhetoric and too little reality.”

Concerning the US’ new offshore wind energy policies and push, he seemed quite supportive but again emphasized the onshore wind energy potential we have. “Anybody who says they want to build more wind capacity is always positive news, specifically in the United States where they have some of the best onshore resources in the world,” he said. “So I still believe that there might be offshore in the United States but the majority of the wind there is going to be onshore.”

Related Story: Spanish Looking to Build Largest Wind Turbine in World

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