Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has received a bulk order for 42 units of the company’s 2.4MW wind turbine MWT92/2.4 from American electricity provider PPM Energy.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received a bulk order for 42 units of the company’s 2.4MW wind turbine MWT92/2.4 from American electricity provider PPM Energy. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.
The order was received through Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, MHI’s power systems operation base in the US. It marks the world’s first order for the MWT92/2.4, which is the most powerful wind turbine manufactured by a Japanese company.
The MWT92/2.4 is targeted at global markets for large-scale wind turbine power generation. MHI developed the machine and has been testing it since January this year using a production model built at the Kanazawa plant of MHI’s Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works.
The MWT92/2.4 is Japan‘s largest wind turbine in terms of both rotor diameter and rated output. With 44.7-meter-long blades, the longest in its class, the MWT92/2.4 is capable of generating electricity even at modest wind velocity, from about 8.5m/sec. It uses MHI’s proprietary ‘Smart Yaw’ technology to fend off occasional gusty strong winds and withstand hurricane-force wind velocities up to 70m/sec.
MHI estimates that operation of 42 units of the MWT92/2.4 will generate 252,000 MWh/year, enough electricity to serve the needs of roughly 50,400 typical households in Japan.