CHINA: Manufacturer Goldwind has unveiled a platform of 6MW+ offshore wind turbines, with a range of rotor diameters up to 171-metres.
CHINA: Envision Energy has unveiled a new 4.5MW offshore turbine at China Wind Power 2017 (17-19 October) with GE subsidiary LM Wind Power designing the 71.8-metre blades for it.
CHINA: GE-subsidiary LM Wind Power has unveiled a 75.1-metre blade to be used on Goldwind's new 6.7MW offshore wind turbine.
CHINA: Goldwind has installed a lidar system on its 6MW prototype offshore wind turbine at a test site in China to help certification.
CHINA: Goldwind has signed a cooperative framework agreement with the government of Fuzhou city and developer China Three Gorges Corporation (TGC) to build an offshore wind research centre.
CHINA: Sinomatech Wind Power Blade has revealed the 77.7-metre blade it has produced for Goldwind's 160/6MW offshore turbine.
CHINA: Thanks to government support a number of China's top manufacturers are working on next-generation offshore turbines, including Goldwind, Sinovel, Envision, Ming Yang and CSIC-Haizhuang, as the country looks to establish itself as a power in the sector.
CHINA: After several years of uncertainty and stagnation, China's offshore wind sector looks set to take off. An immensely ambitious target of installing 30GW of offshore wind by the end of the decade is probably beyond reach, but there seems little doubt that China is gearing up for serious commitment to the sector.
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