Designed for offshore

WORLDWIDE: Most of the current installed offshore turbines are in the 2-5MW range, three-bladed, pitch-controlled variable speed with upwind rotor orientation, with gearbox. Generators are usually induction or doubly-fed induction. Permanent-magnet generators feature only in a small number, through the Areva Multibrid M5000 turbine. Direct-drive PMG turbines are in very small numbers, mainly Goldwind and the one-off STX 2MW turbine.

by Eize de Vries

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