V136-3.45 MW®

V136-3.45 MW® combines advanced aerofoil design with the proven 4 MW nacelle and Large Diameter Steel Tower (LDST) technology, to deliver high and efficient energy production in low- and medium-wind conditions.

V136-3.45 MW® at a glance

V136-3.45 MW® combines advanced aerofoil design with the proven 4 MW nacelle and Large Diameter Steel Tower (LDST) technology, to deliver high and efficient energy production in low- and medium-wind conditions.

The aerofoil design, applied to the 66.7m long blades, enables a 16 percent* increase in annual energy production while at the same time minimising structural loads. Advanced aerodynamics, particularly at the blade tips, and aero add-ons such as Serrated Trailing Edges decrease the maximum noise emission level.

Vestas has 15 years of experience optimising carbon blade application, and the V136-3.45 MW® benefits from advanced use of carbon pultrusions, resulting in light-weight, highly robust blades with optimal performance. The industry leading lightning protection system and highly accelerated lifetime testing ensure high product reliability.
* Compared to V117-3.3 MW™

IEC IIB classification

Supported by focused design and optimisation activities, the V136-3.45 MW® is now capable of operating in both IEC IIIA and IEC IIB wind conditions.

With the IEC IIB classification of the V136-3.45 MW®, the turbine is now covering an even broader range of wind and site conditions, where the 136 m rotor enables great wind capture, at medium-wind conditions.

This makes the V136-3.45 MW® turbine a strong performer with the potential to increase AEP by up to 16 %*, contributing to a lower LCoE.

The V136-3.45 MW® as an IEC IIB turbine is already being applied to medium-wind conditions for projects in North America and Asia, giving our customers the possibility of choosing the V136-3.45 MW® turbine’s compelling balance between advanced technology and proven performance.

*Compared to V117-3.3 MW™. Actual figures depend on site-specific conditions.

First order for the
V136-3.45 MW®

Just three months after its launch to the market, Vestas has received an order for 34 V136-3.45 MW® turbines for the 117 MW Metsälä wind power project. When built the wind farm will be Finland’s largest onshore wind project.

The V136-3.45 MW® has been very well-received after its launch, particularly in the low-wind segment across several markets due to the turbine’s compelling balance between advanced technology and proven performance, enabling an increase in energy output and reduction in the cost of energy.

The order for this V136-3.45 MW® large scale project underlines the confidence in Vestas’ 4 MW platform, which has already reached more than 51 GW of installed capacity and more than 62 GW of firm and unconditional orders worldwide.

  • High Wind Operation
  • Power Optimised Mode up to 3.6 MW (site specific)
  • Load Optimised Mode down to 3.0 MW
  • Condition Monitoring System
  • Service Personnel Lift
  • Vestas Ice Detection
  • Low Temperature Operation to -30°C
  • Fire Suppression
  • Vestas Shadow Flicker Control System
  • Vestas Bat Protection System
  • Nacelle Hatch for Air Inlet
  • Aviation Lights
  • Aviation Markings on the Blades
  • Vestas InteliLight™

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.


The V136-3.45 MW™ IEC IIIA/IEC IIB is designed for low- and medium-wind sites.

+55 GW

The performance and versatility of the 4 MW platform has been proven with more than 55 GW installed in 53 countries since 2010.

Technical specifications

Power regulation operational data
Pitch regulated with variable speed
Rated power
Cut-in wind speed
Cut-out wind speed
Re cut-in wind speed
Wind class
Standard operating temperature range
from -20°C* to +45°C with de-rating above 30°C

(Noise modes dependent on site and country)

Rotor diameter
Swept area
14,527 m2
Aerodynamic brake
full blade feathering with 3 pitch cylinders

Height for transport
3.4 m
Height installed (incl. CoolerTop®)
6.9 m
12.8 m
4.2 m

50/60 Hz
full scale

two planetary stages and one helical stage

Hub heights
82 m (IEC IIIA), 112 m (IEC IIIA), 132 m (IEC IIIA/DIBt2) and 149m (DIBtS)

Max. transport height
Max. transport width
Max. transport length

Max. chord
Max. weight per unit for transportation
70 metric tonnes

Carbon Footprint
7.6g CO2e/kWh
Return on energy break-even
7.5 months
Lifetime return on energy
32 times
Recyclability rate
Configuration 132m hub height and wind class IECIB. Depending on site-specific conditions

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 57 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.

Related products

V105-3.45 MW™

The V105-3.45 MW™ IEC IA is the turbine that fits the most severe wind conditions with high turbulence and is especially suited for markets with tip-height restrictions and high grid requirements.

V112-3.45 MW®

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

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.