First Commercial Double-Digit MW Wind Turbines Head Offshore China

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) has shipped out the first 10 MW units built for the Changle Waihai offshore wind farm project.

The wind turbines are being transported from DEC’s manufacturing facility in Fujian to the deep-sea terminal at the Jiangyin Port in Fuzhou.

First Commercial Double-Digit MW Wind Turbines Head Offshore China
Source: DEC

The units are expected to then be transported to the installation site some 32-40 kilometres off Changle District in the following days.

In total, DEC will deliver 30 of its 10 MW typhoon-resistant wind turbines for the Changle Waihai wind farm.

10 turbines will be installed at Changle Waihai Area A, and 20 at Changle Waihai Area C. Both areas are scheduled to be put into operation before October this year.

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The Changle Waihai wind farm, developed by China Three Gorges and Fujian Energy Group, will be the first commercial project in the world to feature wind turbines with an individual rated output of 10 MW or more.

Back in June 2020, DEC installed the prototype 10 MW turbine at the Fujian Xinghua Bay Wind Farm (Phase II).

Photo: DEC