Shanghai Electric offshore turbine equipped with LM Wind blades
Photo courtesy of Shanghai Electric Wind Power. Source: LM Wind Power.
Wind turbine blade maker LM Wind Power today said its first two sets of LM 66.6 blades have been installed on Shanghai Electric Wind Power's 4.0MW-136 offshore wind turbine in China.
The installation took place on September 6 as part of an agreement between LM Wind, part of General Electric (NYSE:GE), and offshore wind turbine manufacturer Shanghai Electric Wind Power for the delivery of LM 66.6 blade sets from its blade plant in Qinhuangdao during 2018 and 2019.
LM Wind Power said it provided onsite support and service during the installation of the 66.6-metre (218.5 ft) blades. The turbines will be used in the Shanghai Lingang Phase I project.
According to Shanghai Electric Wind Power sourcing director David Chen, the selection of LM Wind blades for the company's 4-MW turbine will strengthen its offer to customers in Windclass II projects. Shanghai Electric Wind Power's 4-MW platform is intended for Windclass II areas in Shanghai and beyond.
"This deal is a significant milestone for LM Wind Power to expand in China's growing offshore market," said LM Wind Power's vice president, offshore, Alexis Crama.
LM Wind employs almost 2,500 people in China and operates three blade plants in Qinhuangdao, Jiangyin and Baodi.