Asia’s First 11 MW Offshore Wind Turbine Launches in China

Chinese turbine manufacturer Shanghai Electric has launched its latest offshore wind turbine model, the Petrel platform SEW11.0-208.

Shanghai Electric’s flagship direct-drive turbine, for which the company has full proprietary intellectual property, features a nameplate capacity of 11 MW, the largest of its kind in Asia.

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SEW11.0-208 is the first offshore wind turbine to take full advantage of Shanghai Electric’s self-developed Petrel platform that is purpose-built to withstand high temperatures, humidity, and salt, as well as changeable and complex marine environments such as earthquakes and typhoons, the company said.

The model is said to be capable of maintaining high power-generation efficiency and a low failure rate in both ordinary and typhoon sea areas.

Adopting full-cycle digital design, production, and O&M management, SEW11.0-208 harnesses Shanghai Electric’s latest LeapX control system to reduce operating load and improve the operating stability of the unit. The new offshore turbine uses S102 102-metre carbon-fiber blades.

As a fully digitized smart wind turbine, SEW11.0-208 is also supercharged by Shanghai Electric’s Fengyun system, a cloud-based remote management platform, to boost operational efficiency and profitability for developers.

”As a global leader in offshore wind, Shanghai Electric is dedicated to helping China achieve peak carbon and carbon neutrality by leveraging its extensive proven technology in the field of renewable energy. The launch of our Petrel platform is a huge achievement for Shanghai Electric, which marks an important leap forward in our journey as we explore better and superior new energy products and solutions that lead the world stepping towards a greener future,” said Jin Xiaolong, Vice President of Shanghai Electric.