V163-4.5 MW™

4 MW brochure

The V163-4.5 MW™, featuring a large rotor-size-to-rating ratio, helps you realise stable energy output and up to 10% more Annual Energy Production at park level under medium to low wind conditions. 

V163-4.5 MW™ at a glance

The V163-4.5 MW™ is an evolutionary optimisation step based on the V150-4.2 MW™ and the V150-4.5 MW™ -  some of our most popular turbine models for medium and lower wind segments. Featuring an 18 percent increase in swept area, the V163-4.5 MW™ has a large rotor-size-to-rating ratio resulting in a higher capacity factor, leading to up to 10 percent higher Annual Energy Production at park level depending on site-specific conditions.

This increases power output at lower wind speeds significantly and improves predictability and stability in production, optimising the utilisation of the wind park as well as benefitting the energy grid. 

Options 
available for the 

V163-4.5 MW™ IEC S

  • Condition Monitoring System
  • Service Personnel Lift
  • 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

Technical specifications

POWER REGULATION OPERATIONAL DATA
Pitch regulated with variable speed
Rated power
4,500kW
Cut-in wind speed
3m/s
Cut-out wind speed
24m/s
Re cut-in wind speed
22m/s
Wind class
IEC S
Standard operating temperature range
from -30°C* to +45°C with de-rating above 27°C

SOUND POWER
Maximum
109.0 dB(A) Sound Optimised modes dependent on site and country

ROTOR
Rotor diameter
163m
Swept area
20,867m2
Aerodynamic brake
full blade feathering with 3 pitch cylinders

ELECTRICAL
Frequency
50/60 Hz
Converter
full scale

GEARBOX
Type
two planetary stages and one helical stage

TOWER
Hub heights
Site and country specific

NACELLE DIMENSIONS
Height for transport
3.5 m
Height installed (incl. CoolerTop®)
8.4 m
Length
12.96 m
Width
3.98 m

HUB DIMENSIONS
Max. transport height
3.5m
Max. transport width
4.0m
Max. transport length
5.5m

BLADE DIMENSIONS
Length
80.1m
Max. chord
4.3m
Max. weight per unit for transportation
70 metric tonnes

SUSTAINABILITY METRICS PENDING
Carbon footprint
5.2g CO2e/kWh
Return on energy break-even
6 months
Lifetime return on energy
42 times
Recyclability rate
83%
Configuration 98m hub height and wind class IEC S. Depending on site-specific conditions. Metrics are based on a preliminary stream-lined analysis. An externally-verified Lifecycle Assessment will be made publicly available on vestas.com once finalised.

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 ultra low wind.

IEC S

The V163-4.5 MW™ is designed for medium and lower wind sites for optimised Annual Energy Production at park level.

+59 GW

The performance and versatility of the 4 MW platform has been proven with more than 59 GW installed in 56 countries since 2010.

Related products

V150-4.2 MW™

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V150-4.5 MW™

With the V150-4.2 MW™ Vestas leads onshore wind power to new heights. With 73.7 meter long blades and the industry’s tallest tower, the V150-4.2 MW™ stretches nearly a quarter of a kilometer into the air.

V136-4.5 MW™

The V136-4.2 MW™ is designed for medium wind sites. It boosts performance by 11 percent compared to V136-3.45 MW™