The Switch, a Finland-based supplier of permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter (FPC) packages for wind turbines, says its first 5 MW high-speed drivetrains have been installed in China.
The installation was performed for CSIC (Chongqing) Haizhuang Windpower Equipment Co. Ltd (HZ Windpower), a Chinese wind power equipment manufacturer.
According to The Switch, the wind turbines operate continuously at 5 MW.
The new Haizhuang PMG5000 generators and FPC5000 converters have been designed especially for Haizhuang by integrating The Switch’s 6 Switch Drives.
The Switch PMGs and FPCs have been designed to operate reliably in the harsh offshore environment, the company says, adding that the converter is installed inside the tower