Denmark-based LM Wind Power has signed an agreement to develop a 71.8-meter blade for Chinese offshore provider Envision. The deal is followed by a supply agreement from LM Wind Power’s Jiangyin factory in Jiangsu, China that will require the company to expand the manufacturing facility by 50%.
The new 71.8-meter blade will equip Envision’s new 4.5 MW platform and is expected to be installed in H1 2018. The new large-rotor turbine is designed to effectively serve the Wind Class II and III areas in north China offshore.
“Envision has a strong ambition to continue to lead the development of the Chinese offshore wind market and we are pleased to engage in this strategic partnership with LM Wind Power,” says Dick Xie, Envision offshore business head. “Our collaboration will ensure high-performing, reliable blades on this new and powerful platform that will contribute to reducing the levelized cost of energy offshore.”