China Three Gorges Corporation and Goldwind Technology’s first nacelle for a 16 MW offshore wind turbine rolled off the production line at China’s Fujian Three Gorges Offshore Wind Power International Industrial Park.
China Three Gorges said that this unit has the largest single capacity, largest rotor diameter, and lightest weight per megawatt in the world.
This wind turbine is the world’s largest, with a rotor diameter of 252 metres and a swept area of 50,000 square metres. With its height of 146 metres, it can generate enough energy to power over 10,000 homes.
A single unit can generate 34.2 kWh of electricity per revolution, according to the multi-year average power generation design value. This means that a single unit can produce 66 million kW of clean electricity each year. This can meet the annual energy consumption needs of 36,000 households with three persons in them, and save about 22,000 tons of standard coal.
Zhai Endi, Chief Engineer at Goldwind Technology, says this 16 MW unit has made important technological breakthroughs in the development and manufacturing of key components, such as main shaft bearings and ultra-long lightweight blades. The digital level of operational status monitoring is high, and it can intelligently adjust the operation mode for severe weather like typhoons to ensure the safety and efficient power generation of wind turbines.
In January, China Three Gorges and Goldwind introduced a 13.6 MW wind turbine model that they called the ideal model because of its enormous rotor diameter.
With a record-breaking 252m rotor diameter and the #largest #energy capacity in #AsiaPacific, Goldwind’s GWH252-13.6MW #offshore #windturbine exemplifies another breakthrough moment for China’s #renewableenergy industry. pic.twitter.com/iMOXqGMWNU
— Goldwind (@Goldwind_Global) October 28, 2022