Dongfang Electric's 10-megawatt wind turbine installed at sea

Changle Waihai Area C OWF to Feature Dongfang’s 10 MW Wind Turbines

Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) was awarded a wind turbine supply agreement by Fujian Energy Group on 16 September, following a tendering procedure for the Changle Waihai Area C offshore wind project in China.

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According to the company, it placed the winning bid for the second batch of wind turbines and ancillary equipment for the Changle Waihai Area C project, totaling 200 MW, which will comprise 20 of its 10 MW anti-typhoon units.

This project is another large order for Dongfang Electric’s 10 MW offshore wind turbine, the company stated, not specifying earlier orders.

The Changle Waihai Area C offshore wind site is located some 32-40 kilometres off the coastline of Changle County in Shandong Province, where the wind turbines will be installed in water depths of around 40 metres.

Dongfang Electric’s 10 MW offshore wind turbine prototype was connected to the grid on July 12 at Xinghua Bay Wind Farm Phase II, off the Fujian province in China. After it passes the test and verification, the wind turbine will be mass-produced and gradually promoted and installed at Fujian’s offshore wind farms, the company said this summer.

The wind turbine has a rotor diameter of 185 metres and one unit can meet the average power consumption of 20,000 households annually.