Shanghai Electric has
completed the installation of its prototype 8 MW offshore wind turbine
at Shantou Haojiang Wind Power Industrial Park in Guangdong. It is the
largest wind turbine to have been constructed in China to date.
The turbine features a rotor diameter of 167 meters with blades measuring
81.4 meters length. It transmits at a voltage level of 66 kV and meets
a series of design specifications including IEC 61400, DNV-GL tropical
hurricane wind turbine design certification standard and China Typhoon
Wind Turbine Standard GB / T 31519. Its blades, towers, wind speed anemometers,
pitch locks and control systems are are optimised for typhoons.
Shanghai Electric stated that compared with 7MW-154, the generation of
8MW-167 has increased output of about 20%, and the cost of electricity
has decreased by about 11%.
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