V117-4.2 MW™

The V117-4.2 MW™ is designed for medium to high wind speeds, withstanding highly severe climatic conditions.

 

V117-4.2 MW™ at a glance

V117-4.2 MW™ is designed for medium to high wind speeds, and it boosts performance by 13 percent compared to V117-3.45 MW. 

Applying the existing upgraded gearbox from V136-3.45 MW and V126-3.45 MW Htq, the V117-4.2 MW™ is able to withstand extreme wind conditions, making new sites possible for wind energy projects.

Options
available for the

V117-4.2 MWTM IB-T/IEC IIA-T/IEC S-T

  • High Wind Operation
  • Power Optimised Mode up to 4.2 MW (site specific)
  • Load Optimised Mode down to 3.6 MW
  • Condition Monitoring System
  • Service Personnel Lift
  • Vestas Ice Detection
  • Vestas De-Icing
  • Low Temperature Operation to - 30°C
  • Fire Suppression
  • Shadow Detection
  • Vestas Bat Protection System
  • Nacelle Hatch for Air Inlet
  • Aviation Lights
  • Aviation Markings on the Blades
  • Vestas InteliLight™

V117-4.2 MW™ Typhoon

The V117-4.2 MW™ Typhoon offers maximum energy production in medium to high wind speeds. It strengthens the 4 MW platform’s performance in extreme wind conditions expanding reach into areas with very strong wind and typhoon type weather. With use of Load Optimised Modes, the V117-4.2 MW™ Typhoon can be sited at complex sites with turbulence levels exceeding IEC class A.

4 MW

The Vestas 4 MW platform sets new standards for onshore wind performance within regimes ranging from very strong wind and typhoon conditions to low wind.

IEC IB-T/IEC IIA-T/IEC S-T

It is vital finding the right turbine for your wind site. The V117-4.2 MW™ IEC IB-T/IEC IIA-T/IEC S-T is designed for strong wind and typhoon conditions.

+47 GW

The performance and versatility of the 4 MW platform has been proven with more than 47 GW installed in 57 countries since 2010.

Technical specifications

Power regulation operational data
Pitch regulated with variable speed
Rated power
4,000/4,200kW
Cut-in wind speed
3m/s
Cut-out wind speed
25m/s
Re cut-in wind speed
23m/s
Wind class
IEC IB-T/IEC IIA-T/IEC S-T
Standard operating temperature range
from -20°C* to +45°C with de-rating above 30°C

SOUND POWER
Maximum
106 dB
Sound Optimised Modes dependent on site and country

ROTOR
Rotor diameter
117m
Swept area
10,751m2
Aerodynamic brake
full blade feathering with 3 pitch cylinders

NACELLE DIMENSIONS
Height for transport
3.4 m
Height installed (incl. CoolerTop®)
6.9 m
Length
12.8 m
Width
4.2 m

ELECTRICAL
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Converter
full scale

GEARBOX
Type
two planetary stages and one helical stage

TOWER
Hub heights
84 m (IEC IIA) and 91.5 m (IEC IB)

HUB DIMENSIONS
Max. transport height
3.8m
Max. transport width
3.8m
Max. transport length
5.5m

BLADE DIMENSIONS
Length
57.2m
Max. chord
4m
Max. weight per unit for transportation
70 metric tonnes

SUSTAINABILITY METRICS
Carbon Footprint
4.4 g CO2e (per plant/kWh)
Return on energy break-even
4.8 months
Lifetime return on energy
50 times
Recyclability rate
84.7%

AEP Curve

4 MW Platform

Our 4 MW platform is designed for a broad range of wind and site conditions, onshore and offshore enabling you to mix turbines across your site or portfolio of sites, delivering industry-leading reliability, serviceability and exceptional energy capture.

The 4 MW platform was introduced in 2010 with the launch of the V112-3.0 MW®. Over 51 GW of the 4 MW platform has been installed all over the world onshore and offshore making it the obvious choice for customers looking for highly flexible and trustworthy turbines.

Rotor diameters range from 105 to 155 meters and the rated output power is up to 4.5 MW. Using well proven technologies like a full-scale converter, the 4 MW platform meets even the most challenging grid requirements providing excellent energy yield in all wind and weather conditions.

Large Diameter Steel Towers (LDST) are also available to optimise annual energy production on low wind sites.

The 4 MW platform combines Vestas’ proven track record with our continuous efforts to improve and optimise our products, making it the obvious choice for customers looking to combine reliability with performance.

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V126-3.45 MW®

The V126-3.45 MW® IEC IIB/IEC IIA is the ideal choice for medium-wind sites with high turbulence onshore. The 126 m rotor enables greater wind capture, which in turn produces more energy at a reduced cost.

V117-3.45 MW®

The V117-3.45 MW® IEC IB/IEC IIA is a solid choice for medium- and high-wind sites with high turbulence onshore.

V112-3.45 MW®

The V112-3.45 MW® IEC IA is optimum for high-wind sites