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LM Wind Power’s newly developed 66.9 meter blades for Goldwind’s 3MW wind turbine platform, the GW3S, were installed successfully on the first prototype turbine.
According to LM Wind Power, the new blade was developed in record time with the installation taking place less than 6 months from project initiation.
The LM Wind Power blades have been selected as part of Goldwind’s strategy to provide advanced technology and high performing products that can serve the significant domestic market in China and support Goldwind’s ambitious globalisation strategy. The blades will be produced at LM Wind Power’s plant in Qin Huang Dao in the North eastern part of China.
Goldwind executive VP Wu Kai said, “With this turbine, Goldwind aspires to lead the industry in availability and performance in the low-wind speed segment where rotor diameters are increasing in size. Goldwind recognises tailor-made blades as the best way to improve the competitiveness of the wind turbine and LM Wind Power as a long standing, reliable partner, was an obvious choice. We are very pleased with the collaboration and fast execution of this new blade project.”
LM Wind Power’s CEO, Marc de Jong, added, “We see the collaboration on the blades for the GW3S platform to be a milestone in our partnership with Goldwind. Our teams have worked closely together to develop the 136-meter rotor and we are working on even more blade designs for this and larger turbine platforms. We look forward to supporting Goldwind in their growth plans and the continued innovation on new blade designs.”
Image provided by LM Windpower
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