LM Wind Power’s newly developed 66.9-meter blades for Goldwind’s 3 MW wind turbine platform, the GW3S, have successfully been installed on the first prototype turbine.
According to the company, the installation took place less than six months from the project’s initiation.
The LM Wind Power blades have been selected as part of Goldwind’s globalization strategy and its goal of serving the domestic market in China. The blades will be produced at LM Wind Power’s plant in Qin Huang Dao in the northeastern part of China.
“Goldwind recognizes tailor-made blades as the best way to improve the competitiveness of the wind turbine, and LM Wind Power as a long-standing, reliable partner, was an obvious choice,” comments Wu Kau, executive vice president of Goldwind. “We are very pleased with the collaboration and fast execution of this new blade project.”
LM Wind Power’s CEO, Marc de Jong, adds, “We see the collaboration on the blades for the GW3S platform to be a milestone in our partnership with Goldwind. Our teams have worked closely together to develop the 136-meter rotor, and we are working on even more blade designs for this and larger turbine platforms. We look forward to supporting Goldwind in their growth plans and the continued innovation on new blade designs.”