As per reports, this record-breaking off-shore wind turbine made its sizzling debut in China recently and received a huge amount of recognition due to its exceptional rotor diameter of 252 meters (827 feet). An offshore wind turbine of this much extensive diameter has never been thought of before. However, after presenting its design concept at the country’s 20th Party Congress in Beijing on October 13, China revealed that it is going to start the production of this breakthrough technology on a large scale in Fuqing City, east China’s Fujian Province. It should be noted that the facility would be capable of generating energy up to 13.6 MW.
Coupled with this, the whole facility will cover an extensive area of 50,000 square meters (538,196 square feet) for its production. You would be amazed to know that this much of an area is equivalent to about seven soccer fields, and the details have been covered by the state-run People’s Daily outlet. In addition to this, the official Chinese reports say that this new facility, when scaled up, will be capable of producing 63.5 million kWh per year. Not to mention, with this huge amount of energy, the facility will be sufficient enough to provide energy to about 30,000 households, as one average Chinese household contains a maximum of three members.
Furthermore, this wind turbine is hailed as the one and only wind turbine with this rotor diameter and energy generation capacity in the Asia-Pacific region. Along with this, the sophisticated and industry-leading development has also made it capable of breaking all the previous records, especially the Danish wind giant Vestas’ V236-15.0 MW turbine record, which had a rotor diameter of 236 meters (774 feet). The project will also take into consideration all the requirements of a “green environment” and is designed in a way to reduce the emissions of coal by 19,000 metric tonnes and those of carbon dioxide by 48,000 metric tonnes.
To that end, one of the most intriguing things is that China usually prefers to keep the cards close to its heart, and this is what happened here that the name of the wind turbine hasn’t been disclosed in the official Chinese reports. However, we can say that it is certainly a “Beijing-headquartered multinational wind turbine maker, Goldwind,” as depicted in the video above. Therefore, this is certainly a long shot by China, and we can expect to see its benefits to the environment in near future.