China rolls off 13.6 MW offshore wind turbine

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Beijing, The Gulf Observer: A 13.6-megawatt offshore wind turbine rolled off the production line in east China’s Fujian Province on Thursday, according to the China Media Group.

The wind turbine has the largest single-unit capacity in the Asia-Pacific region and the largest impeller diameter in the world, marking the country’s breakthrough in the research and manufacturing of these high-end equipment, the CMG reported.

Its impeller diameter stands at 252 meters, providing a swept area of 50,000 square meters, it is equivalent to seven standard football fields.

It will produce 63.5 million kilowatt-hours of power every year, enough to cover the yearly consumption of over 30,000 three-member households. It is estimated to reduce the use of 19,000 tonnes of coal and 48,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, according to the wind turbine maker.