Offshore wind energy: First wind farm with 6MW Sinovel’s wind turbines

Chinese wind power are working to rapidly scale-up their wind turbines for offshore wind energy, an area seen as less competitive than the saturated onshore wind power market and with good growth prospects.

The new offshore wind power project comes at a crucial time for Sinovel, China’s top wind turbine maker. Preliminary data for 2011 wind farm installations shows that the firm is losing market share to fast-growing United Power and Ming Yang.