China-based Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Company Limited has launched a 3 MW smart turbine platform, the GW3S, specifically designed for low and ultra-low wind speed locations. The platform design maintains Goldwind’s permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) turbine technology and incorporates features from the GW1.5 MW and GW2.5 MW platforms. The GW3S platform offers customised features for international markets, has scalable capacity, smart turbine controls and a structured design. The capacities of these turbines will range from 3 MW to 3.4 MW. The turbines will feature rotor diameters of up to 140 metres (459.3 feet). The first GW3S deliveries are expected in late 2017.