LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, has announced the launch of the company’s longest blade in China: the LM 75.1 P, tailor-made for Goldwind’s new 6.7 MW offshore wind turbine.
According to LM Wind Power, Goldwind’s 6.7 MW platform will be the largest offshore turbine in China. Combined with the 75.1-meter blades, it is designed specifically for the Wind Class I offshore areas in south China off the coasts of Fujian and Guangdong.
“It’s an honor to serve Goldwind’s need for a tailored offshore blade that will power thousands of homes once installed,” comments Alexis Crama, vice president of offshore at LM Wind Power. “We have over 25 years of experience with offshore blades, including a strong track record in Europe and China, and with the LM 75.1 P, we build on that expertise to deliver optimal performance on Goldwind’s powerful turbine. We look forward to supporting Goldwind’s ambitions to unlock the vast potential for developing the Chinese offshore market.”
The new blade development continues LM Wind Power and Goldwind’s long-standing collaboration in China. In January, LM Wind Power announced that its newly developed, 66.9-meter blades for Goldwind’s 3 MW wind turbine platform, the GW3S, were installed successfully on a prototype turbine in Zhangbei.
LM Wind Power has been present in China since 2001 and currently employs around 2,500 people in the country. The company operates blade manufacturing facilities in Tianjin, Qinhuangdao and Jiangyin and is ramping up production in Baodi.