So far, two sessions of OFFSHORE WIND CHINA has been hosted; it is the first professional platform focusing on offshore wind energy market in Asia.
This Session consisted of 14 workshops concentrating on such subjects as offshore wind power market, policies, wind turbine technologies, etc. The exhibition covered 10,000 m2, participated by more than 100 exhibitors from 12 countries/regions.
At present, except Europe, China is the sole country capable of offshore wind power; moreover, Sinovel is a global offshore wind turbine producer, following SIEMENS, VESTAS, and REPOWER.
The progress in research & manufacture of Sinovel 5MW offshore wind turbines has been in the limelight for a long time and thus, Sinovel wind turbines were one of the spotlights on this Exhibition.
Sinovel principal indicated that the 5MW offshore wind turbine project has fulfilled design & component sourcing activities and the prototypes will be launched in the fourth quarter of this year. Then, it will be another great event in China’s wind energy industry.
34 Wind turbines of Shanghai Donghai Bridge Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project connected to the grid
The Expo 2010 is brilliant and draws worldwide attention. Adding luster to the Expo, the first Asian offshore wind farm, located in East China Sea, is definitely a magnificent landscape.
At 15:58, June 8th, 2010, the commissioning of 34 offshore wind turbines in the first Asian offshore wind farm, Shanghai Donghai Bridge 3MW Project, was completed and all wind turbines were connected to grids and put into operations.
Therefore, Sinovel has set up another milestone in the history of Chinese wind power and realized China’s dream of offshore wind power, which enables continuous supply of green & clean energy to cities.
A powerful team is ensured by adequate supply of spare parts, effective logistics, and sophisticated technicians. Sinovel makes every effort to ensure fulfillment of turbine commissioning on schedule.
Sinovel has become the largest of the Chinese suppliers since 2008. The company almost doubled its global market share in 2009, with a major leap forward from 5.0% to 9.2%, the best performance among Top 10 suppliers.
The Top-10 suppliers in 2009
Position Supplier Share2009%
1 VESTAS (DK) 12.5
2 GE (US) 12.4
3 SINOVEL (PRC) 9.2
4 ENERCON (GE) 8.5
5 GOLDWIND (PRC) 7.2
6 GAMESA (ES) 6.7
7 DONGFANG (PRC) 6.5
8 SUZLON (IND) 6.4
9 SIMENS (DK) 5.9
10 REPOWER (GE) 3.4
BTM, a global authoritative consulting agency in wind energy industry, points out, China emerged as by far and away the most successful market, installing 13,750 MW, the highest volume ever by one country in a single year. Sinovel continued to occupy the first place in China and the third place in the world by holding an increased installed capacity of 3510 MW.