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Dongfang due to install China's first 10MW turbine

Chinese OEM Dongfang is set to claim victory in the race to install the country’s first operational 10MW offshore turbine.

Dongfang announced the successful testing of its 10MW generator in August 2019 (pic credit: Sasac)
Dongfang announced the successful testing of its 10MW generator in August 2019 (pic credit: Sasac)

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A prototype of the direct-drive, typhoon-resistant, 185-metre rotor design is currently being dispatched to the Fujian Xinghua Bay phase 2 demonstration site off the south-east coast of the country.

The most powerful turbine on that site is an 8MW Goldwind prototype, installed in late April. 

Dongfang’s D10000-185 prototype is the first of eight of pre-production models, as the company looks to scale up to 12-15MW and rotor diameters of 230 metres.

It is one of four companies currently offering 10MW-plus turbines. Siemens Gamesa recently unveiled its SG 14-222 model, MHI Vestas has its V164-10.0MW, and GE offers the 12MW Haliade-X.

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