China Ming Yang Wind Power has started trial production of its 6.5-megawatt super compact drive offshore wind turbine in Rudong in Jiangsu Province, China.
The SCD wind turbine prototype features a two-blade design with a light weight permanent magnet generator and is able to adapt to various extreme offshore weather conditions, offering high reliability at a lower weight to offshore wind farm operators, particularly in typhoon-prone regions. It can be expanded and developed to a series of wind turbine generators with capacities ranging from 5MW to 7MW, started operations this month, the company has reported in a statement.
“We are proud to see that the world’s first SCD offshore wind turbine prototype of 6.5MW platform has been connected to the grid and put into trial operation,” said Chuanwei Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ming Yang. “Our unique model provides our customers with a cost-effective solution for their offshore wind farm projects in typhoon-prone coastal areas where extreme weather conditions prevail, for example the eastern and southern coast of China, potentially one of the world’s largest offshore markets.”
Ming Yang is also planning to develop a three-blade SCD wind turbine model, specializing in catching low speed wind.