At the China Wind Power (CWP) in Beijing LM Wind Power announced a strategic collaboration with the Chinese wind turbine manufacturer CSIC HZ Windpower. LM Wind, owned by GE, agrees to deliver blades for CSIC HZ Windpower’s newly launched H151-5 MW platform.
The blades will be delivered from LM Wind Power's plant in Jiangyin. The first sets are expected to be installed in Q4 2016 at Rudong wind farm. In 2013 two prototype turbines with the LM Wind Power blades already were installed in Rudong in the Jiangsu Province. The successful operation and performance from the prototypes convinced CSIC (China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation) HZ Windpower to close the long term deal now announced.
China is set to invest significantly in offshore wind over the coming years. The 13th five-year plan issued by China's central government has a target of more than 5 GW offshore installation by 2020. With today's offshore installations amounting to approximately 1 GW, meeting this target requires strong growth and mobilization of key players over the next five years. CSIC HZ Windpower aims to play a leading role in this development taking advantage of LM Wind Power’s advanced technology.
"It is a great pleasure to support CSIC HZ Windpower, a pioneer and leading player in the development of the offshore wind market in China, and launch their new offshore wind turbine platform. This deal strengthens LM Wind Power's growth in China and emphasizes the importance of highly reliable and efficient blades as a key factor for expanding the growing offshore sector.", said LM Wind Power's CEO, Marc de Jong.
Philipp Kronsbein / LM Wind Power