China Ming Yang Wind Power Group says its 6.5 MW offshore wind prototype has been connected to the grid in China's Jiangsu province and is producing power under a trial run.
According to the company, the prototype features a two-bladed design that is powered by a permanent magnet generator – or what the company is calling a super compact drive (SCD). China Ming Yang says the design 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 6.5 MW platform has been connected to the grid and put into trial operation,’ says Chuanwei Zhang, Ming Yang's chairman and CEO. ‘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.’