LM Wind Power has installed the first two sets of its 66.6-meter long blades on a 4MW turbine due to be installed at the Shanghai Lingang Phase I offshore wind project in China.
LM Wind Power was in charge of providing onsite support and service during the installation of the Siemens Gamesa 4.0MW-136 turbine, for which Shanghai Electric Wind Power secured a license in March.
According to the Denmark-based company, the 4MW platform is designed to serve the Windclass II areas in Shanghai and beyond.
The blade installation is part of LM Wind Power’s two-year agreement deal with the China-based offshore wind turbine manufacturer, under which the company’s blade plant in Qinhuangdao will deliver the LM 66.6 blade sets during 2018 and 2019.
“This deal is a significant milestone for LM Wind Power to expand in China’s growing offshore market. We are proud to have earned the trust of Shanghai Electric Wind Power, a reliable and accountable partner that has demonstrated its leadership in the Chinese offshore market,” said LM Wind Power’s Vice President, Offshore, Alexis Crama.
“We look forward to supporting Shanghai Electric Wind Power and their customers in the coming years to further develop the offshore market and support China’s green energy needs.”
LM Wind Power has been present in China since 2001 where it currently employs nearly 2,500 people. The company operates three blade manufacturing facilities in Qinhuangdao, Jiangyin and Baodi.