China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited announced that its Super Compact Drive (SCD) offshore wind turbine prototype, with a 6.5-megawatt (MW) platform, began trial operation in March. The SCD prototype can be expanded and developed to a series of wind turbine generators (WTGs), with capacity ranging from 5.0 MW to 7.0 MW. The commercial trial operation in Rudong, Jiangsu Province, China.
The SCD wind turbine prototype features a two-blade design with a lightweight, permanent magnet generator that’s able to adapt to extreme, offshore weather conditions. It offers 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,” 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.”
China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited
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