Goldwind will install a prototype of its GW154/6.7MW offshore wind turbine in early 2018 and plans the turbine’s commercial deployment to take place during the first quarter of 2018, after it launched the GW6S platform in October.
The prototype is designed for wind class I areas off the Fujian and Guangdong coast, east of China. With the new turbine, Goldwind plans to target offshore markets outside of China as well, including Japan, South Korea, and later Europe.
The 6S turbine platform includes three new offshore wind turbines for high, medium and low wind conditions: GW154/6.7MW, GW164/6.45MW and GW171/6.45MW.
The turbines, available with rotor diameters ranging from 154 to 171 meters, are a direct evolution of Goldwind’s Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) turbine technology, the company said.
The first blades for the 6.7MW offshore prototype with a length of 75.1 meters were produced by LM Wind Power in September.