First SCD Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype Completes Grid Connection in China

China offshore wind turbine
The fans at the 150-megawatt off shore wind power farm in Rudong county, Jiangsu province. China Longyuan Power Group completed the farm and put it into production in November. (China Daily/Xun Congjun)

China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited today announced that its super compact drive  offshore wind turbine prototype of 6.5MW platform, which is able to be expanded and developed to a series of wind turbine generators  with capacity ranging from 5.0MW to 7.0 MW, began commercial trial operation in Rudong, Jiangsu Province, China in March 2015.

This cutting-edge SCD offshore wind turbine prototype features a two-blade design with a light weight permanent magnet generator and is able to adapt to various extreme offshore weather conditions, offering high reliability at a lower weight to offshore wind farm operators, particularly in typhoon-prone regions.

“We are proud to see that the world’s first SCD offshore wind turbine prototype of 6.5MW platform has been connected to the grid and put into trial operation,” commented Mr. Chuanwei Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ming Yang. “Our unique model provides our customers with a cost-effective solution for their offshore wind farm projects in typhoon-prone coastal areas where extreme weather conditions prevail, for example the eastern and southern coast of China, potentially one of the world’s largest offshore markets.”

Mr. Zhang continued, “Meanwhile, I am also pleased to announce that in response to our customers needs and to meet China’s complex offshore conditions, Ming Yang is planning to develop an innovative three-blade SCD wind turbine model, specializing in catching low speed wind. We expect that we will be able to seize the huge market opportunities by providing a wider product mix as well as value-added services, as the PRC government continues to push for renewable energy solutions in an effort to combat air pollution.”

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