Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received a bulk order for 443 large-size wind turbines from Babcock & Brown, one of the largest developers and owners of wind power in the
The wind turbine units will be delivered to four separate wind power generation projects. The Buena Vista project in northern
For all four projects, the wind turbines, or nacelles, will be manufactured at MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. MPS will procure wind turbine towers, supply blades, provide installation support, undertake the wind turbine commissioning, and handle maintenance for a period of five years.
MHI said the MWT 62/1.0 is its best selling high-efficiency wind turbine, capable of generating power even at relatively low wind speeds thanks to its optimised blade structure and redesigned blade shape. In an environment where the annual wind speed averages 6 metres per second, MHI said the MWT 62/1.0 can achieve 20 per cent higher annual energy production than with its conventional 1MW wind turbines.