Beijing, China: ABB and Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Electric), a manufacturer of offshore wind turbines, have recently signed the annual framework agreement on offshore 4MW wind turbine converter supply. By providing efficient and reliable converter products, ABB joins hands with Shanghai Electric on the exploration of the offshore wind power market. It is for the third consecutive year that the two parties have signed wind converter supply agreement since 2015.
As one of the largest enterprise groups in China’s equipment manufacturing industry, Shanghai Electric provides wind power solutions integrating the design, manufacturing, technical consulting and EPC of a large wind turbine for customers all over the world. By the end of 2016, it accounted for 58 percent of the world’s total installed capacity in terms of offshore wind turbines. 4MW wind turbine is the flagship model supplied by Shanghai Electric and also the most popular model in today’s offshore wind power market.
As a partner and supplier of Shanghai Electric, ABB has tailored the wind turbine converter ACS880-87LC for Shanghai Electric’s offshore 4MW wind turbines so as to further consolidate its leading position in offshore wind power market. Compact in design and easy for installation, the full-power liquid-cooled wind turbine converter can be extensively applied to both onshore and offshore wind turbines. Under the agreement, ABB will supply 2.5MW wind turbine converters to Shanghai Electric as well.