The B900A blade was independently developed by DEC and measures 90 metres in length. It features carbon fibre, which reduces the weight and load of the blade. It is the result of two years of research, development and manufacturing by DEC. The first blade set sail from Tianjin and will be fitted to the company’s DEW-D1000-185 permanent magnet direct-drive typhoon-resistant offshore wind turbine generator unit.
The turbine is poised to be the first 10 MW capacity unit to be installed in Chinese waters. The foundation for the turbine was installed at Xinghua Bay in January.
According to information website 4C Offshore, the Xinghua Bay project is being constructed roughly 22 km off the coast, east China’s Fujian Province in Xinghua Bay. The project will consist of a total of 41 turbines, with 33 to be delivered by Goldwind and the remaining eight to be delivered by DEC. The turbines will give the project a total combined capacity of 280 MW. The wind farm is owned by China Three Gorges New Energy and Fujian Energy Group.