Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology (Goldwind) has announced the release of its GW4S smart wind turbine. Goldwind's 4S Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive (PMDD) wind turbine capitalises on the scalability and supply chain of the 3S platform to bring turbines with a rated power range between 4.0 and 4.2MW.
The turbine is designed for wind class IIA and features rotor diameters up to 136 meters. A prototype of the GW4S will be installed during the second quarter of 2018 in China. The turbine will be ready for international commercial deployment in the first quarter of 2019 and target markets include North America, Australia, South America and Turkey.