Siemens Gamesa reinforces offshore strategy in China by licensing the 8 MW Direct Drive technology to partner Shanghai Electric.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) took a new step in reinforcing its offshore strategy in China today when signing an additional licensing agreement with partner Shanghai Electric. This agreement is in line with the information on licensing as presented at the SGRE Capital Markets Day on February 15, 2018, and a part of SGRE’s L3AD2020 strategy.
Mr. Zheng Jianhua, President of Shanghai Electric, and Mr. Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa, signed the agreement to license the SG 8.0 MW Direct Drive offshore wind turbine technology. Upon deployment, it will be the largest wind turbine in China. Currently, SGRE and Shanghai Electric have a licensing agreement for the 4.0 MW, 6.0 MW and 7.0 MW offshore technology.
Under the agreement, Shanghai Electric will manufacture, sell, and install the SG 8 MW Direct Drive machine for the offshore wind power projects in mainland China’s territorial waters. Shanghai Electric is one of the top 5 wind turbine manufacturers in China and leads the Chinese offshore market. Strategic cooperation between the two companies started in 2013, when they joined efforts to drive the development of Chinese wind power market.