The announcement was made by Sinovel managing director Tao Gang, who also announced the company’s 6MW turbine would be formerly launched in June.
In taking the decision to develop a 10MW turbine, Sinovel has joined the manufacturers such Clipper Windpower and Sway Turbine who are developing 10MW+ offshore turbines. Gamesa is also leading the Azimut project to build a 15MW product.
Gang did not reveal any details about the turbine.
In October, Sinovel launched China's first independently developed 5MW double-feed turbine. The variable speed product is designed for onshore, offshore and inter-tidal wind farms.
However, there have been critics of Sinovel’s strategy to create large-capacity turbines. Late last year, Li Junfeng deputy director of the NRDC's energy research institute said Chinese manufacturers should concentrate on perfecting products in the 1.5MW-to-2MW range.