LM Wind Power launches company’s longest blade in China

LM Wind Power 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.

The first LM 75.1 P prototype blade was successfully produced in LM Wind Power’s Jiangyin, China factory.

Goldwind’s 6.7-MW platform will be the largest offshore turbine in China and, combined with the LM 75.1 P, it is designed specifically for the Wind Class I offshore areas in South China off the coasts of Fujian and Guangdong.

“Goldwind is committed to delivering turbines that meet the highest quality and reliability standards,” said Xu Lei, Goldwind Delivery Center General Manager. “With LM Wind Power blades, we know we get the quality, technology, and reliable manufacturing expertise to meet the demands of Wind Class I.”

“It’s an honor to serve Goldwind’s need for a tailored offshore blade that will power thousands of homes once installed,” added Alexis Crama, Vice President, Offshore, 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 2017, LM Wind Power announced that its newly-developed 66.9-meter blades for Goldwind’s 3MW wind turbine platform, the GW3S, were installed successfully on the first 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 four blade manufacturing facilities in Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Jiangyin and is ramping up production in Baodi.

The first LM 75.1 P prototype blade, the largest blade manufactured by LM Wind Power in China, was successfully produced on September 12 in the Jiangyin plant.

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