LM Wind Power said today it has signed a 1.1-GW three-year deal to supply wind turbine blades to Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology (HKG:2208).
The blades will be used in Goldwind's 3 MW-4 MW onshore platform for both international and the domestic markets. LM Wind will produce them at its factory in Qin Huang Dao, northeastern China, between 2018 and 2021
The deal covers three blade types -- the LM 66.9 P, LM 66.9 P2 and LM 69.0 P. It follows a 140-MW pre-agreement signed last year and is the largest between the companies since 2010.
Dorte Kamper, LM Wind vice president of sales and marketing, said the partnership will support Goldwind's "global expansion with a flexible solution where the same platform gives three variants, usable for different wind classes and different requirements."
The the first variant of this blade series, the LM 66.9 P, was installed on Goldwind's 3-MW prototype in January last year. LM Wind, the wind turbine blade manufacturing business of General Electric Co (NYSE:GE), said that under the new agreement, it will develop the LM 66.9 P2 for stronger wind speeds and the LM 69.0 P, which is an extension of the original 66.9-metre blade.
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