China's Shanghai Electric fabricates 1st unit of new offshore wind generator

Source: China General Nuclear Power Corp (www.cgnpc.com.cn).

June 27 (Renewables Now) - Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group Co Ltd (SHA:688660) announced on Friday that it has finished fabricating the first unit of a new model of offshore wind turbine generators for the Chinese market.

The company said in a statement that the EW8.X-230 generator rolled off the production line at the Putian manufacturing facility on June 10. The generator is based on the Poseidon platform, with 100-metre carbon fibre blades, and is designed for the medium-low wind speeds normally experienced just above the sea surface off the Chinese shoreline, the manufacturer noted.

Shanghai Electric Wind Power estimates that based on an average annual wind speed of 7.5 metres per second, the new turbine can produce 28 million kWh of electricity per year, which equals the annual power consumption of 14,500 homes.

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