Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Dongfang Electric Corporation in China to supply cables for the prototype of the Chinese company’s new 10-MW offshore wind turbine
The prototype will be installed on China Three Gorges Corporation’s Xinghuawan offshore windfarm in the Fujian province. The cables will be manufactured at the group’s plant in Tianjin, China.
The new turbine is the first of this type in Asia, although others are also in development and due to be tested shortly.
It was developed for offshore wind areas along China’s southeast coast. It is a direct-drive permanent-magnet offshore turbine with a 185-m diameter blades. It can generate 4 GWh of clean power per annum.