SKF has been selected to deliver Nautilus bearings for Dongfang Electric New Energy Equipment’s first order of wind turbines outside China. “We are delighted to be chosen to support Dongfang Electric New Energy Equipment’s first international order”, says Sunny Chan, head of Renewable Energy, SKF China. “The Nautilus bearing, which is increasingly used as the main shaft bearing in wind turbines, meets Dongfang’s high expectations in terms of both performance and quality.”
Dongfang Electric New Energy Equipment is a manufacturer of wind turbines to a broad range of customers in China. The company recently received its first international order of 2.5MW direct drive wind turbines and selected SKF as single supplier of main shaft bearings. A large number of the wind turbines manufactured by Dongfang Electric New Energy Equipment for international export will be delivered to Skellefteå Kraft for use in one of largest land-based wind parks in Europe.
The Nautilus bearings will mainly be produced in SKF’s factory in Dalian, China.