The flow of turbine innovations emerging from China shows no signs of slowing. In May this year, CSSC Haizhuang unveiled its latest groundbreaking technology, onshore turbines designed to excel in the challenging Gobi and other desert areas of northern China, based on a high-speed double-fed platform.
The H230-10MW onshore turbine has a compact drive-train for high reliability and straight-forward transportation and hoisting. Based on the 8-10.XMW platform, its integrated design of blade, drive-train, control system and foundations – along with ultra-long and lightweight blades – minimises drivetrain loading while maximising generation thanks to its independent pitch technology.
And there’s more. We’ve selected four reasons why CSSC Haizhuang continues to turn heads in the industry.
- High-tower technology for low wind-speed regions
There’s a big need for wind turbines tailored to low wind-speed and high wind-shear conditions in southeastern China: CSSC Haizhuang has introduced its 'high-tower' solution. This involved hoisting a 165m pre-stressed concrete-steel lattice tower in Shandong province, showcasing the company's expertise in concrete-steel supporting structures. The company now also offers various supporting structures, ranging from traditional steel towers to segmented and pre-stressed lattice towers.
- The game changing H236-8.XMW offshore turbine
Designed for medium-speed drivetrains, the H236-8.XMW turbine thrives in medium to low wind-speed and typhoon-prone sea areas. It's a cost-effective solution for grid parity offshore projects, with lightweight construction, intelligent features, impressive power generation and reliability.
The industry is paying significant attention to China’s innovations. So much so that it was named in Windpower Monthly’s top 10 best offshore wind turbines in 2022 and has already received more than 2.0GW in orders.
- Breaking records with the H260-18MW offshore turbine
In late 2022, CSSC Haizhuang unveiled the H260-18MW offshore wind turbine, setting a new industry standard with its 18MW rating and 260m rotor. Equipped with ultra-long, flexible blades and an advanced medium-speed drivetrain system, this turbine promises exceptional performance. The prototype should be ready for installation by the end of 2023.
- The “Fuyao” floating offshore wind turbine
The “Fuyao” floating offshore wind (FOW) turbine is designed for depths exceeding 65m and comprises four key components: the wind turbine, floating platform, mooring system and electricity transmission system. CSSC Haizhuang is actively exploring further developments with its FOW technology – known as 'floating wind energy plus’ – including wind and solar PV integration, wind-powered hydrogen production, marine aquaculture and marine tourism. Keep an eye out for these exciting advancements.
CSSC Haizhuang: A leader in windpower innovation
CSSC Haizhuang was established in 2004, and belongs to China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). It is the only ‘National Offshore Windpower Engineering Technology Research Center’ authorised by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China.
For more information go to CSSC Haizhuang Windpower (cssc-hz.com).
CSSC's new desert conquering platform
CSSC Haizhuang has developed the 8-10.XMW platform especially for high-wind-speed areas such as China's Gobi desert, and is an example of the company's focus on onshore wind energy development and the trend towards large-scale turbines.
The platform features rotor diameters ranging from 220 to 230 metres, with a swept area of approximately 41,000 sq/m. It incorporates CSSC Haizhuang's versatile high-precision tower designs, characterised by platform integration, lightweight construction and smart technology.
Compared to the widely-used 6.XMW turbine model, it generates around 20% more electricity, reduces overall costs by 2%, so increasing profitability by over 5%. The turbine can generate nearly 40 million kW/h of electricity per year, equivalent to a saving of around 12,000 tons of coal and 28,000 tons of CO2 emissions.