Siemens Gamesa signed an agreement with Shanghai Electric to licence their SG 8.0 MW Direct Drive offshore wind turbine technology.
Shanghai Electric will have the ability to manufacture, sell and install the giant offshore wind turbines for power projects off China’s coast. According to the press release, the company is one of the top 5 wind turbine manufacturers in China and leads the country’s offshore wind market.
The partnership between the Siemens and Shanghai Electric actually started back in 2013 when they joined forces to help drive wind development in China. Together they’ve installed over 1200MW in offshore wind projects, which includes over 330 wind turbines.
CEO of Siemens Gamesa, Marcus Tacke said, “The history of Shanghai Electric and Siemens Gamesa working together is long and successful. We appreciate Shanghai Electric placing their trust in us, and I believe our partnership will continue to be strong, professionally and personally.”
President of Shanghai Electric, Zheng Jianhua said, “Our long-term cooperation serves as the solid foundation of our joint success. Introducing the Siemens Gamesa 8MW Direct Drive wind turbine is not only an alliance between us as two leading wind power manufacturers, but also another successful win-win cooperation based on mutual trust and mutual benefit.”