New LM 71.8 meter offshore blade developed for Envision in China, followed by 50% Jiangyin factory expansion

    On October 19, we announced the signing of an agreement to develop a 71.8 meter blade for Chinese offshore leader Envision. The deal is followed by a supply agreement from our Jiangyin factory in Jiangsu, China that will require a 50% expansion of this manufacturing facility.

    The new 71.8 meter blade will equip Envision’s new 4.5 MW platform and is expected to be installed in H1 2018. The new large-rotor turbine is designed to effectively serve the Wind Class II and III areas in north China offshore.

    Dick Xie, Envision Offshore Business Head, said: “Envision has a strong ambition to continue to lead the development of the Chinese offshore wind market and we are pleased to engage in this strategic partnership with LM Wind Power. Our collaboration will ensure high-performing, reliable blades on this new and powerful platform that will contribute to reducing the Levelized Cost of Energy offshore.”

    Our Vice President Offshore, Alexis Crama, added: “The Chinese offshore wind market is expected to grow on average by 40% annually for the next five years. LM Wind Power has been part of this journey since the very beginning and we are investing significantly in new product development and technologies for the Chinese market, including manufacturing capacity and people. Together with industry leaders like Envision, we look forward to further accelerating the development of a domestic offshore industry, helping China meet its growing demands for clean, renewable and affordable energy.”

    The partnership between LM Wind Power and Envision in China goes all the way back to the inception of the Jiangyin plant in 2009. Since then we have delivered both onshore and offshore blades for Envision turbines, and we are currently on track to meet a milestone of 100 sets of 66.5 meter offshore blades produced.

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     has been present in China since 2001 and currently employs around 2,500 people in the country. We operate four blade manufacturing facilities in Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Jiangyin and are ramping up production in Baodi.


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