SKF wins Dongfang bearings deal

Sweden-based global bearings giant SKF has secured an order from Dongfang Electric to supply the Chinese wind turbine group’s first export order.

SKF will supply its Nautilus bearing to be the main shaft bearing in 2.5MW turbines Dongfang is delivering to Sweden for use at a 75MW project.

The Chinese manufacturer was named in February by Skellefteå Kraft as turbine supplier for the third stage of its Blaiken wind farm in Sweden.

The Nautilus bearings will mainly be produced in SKF’s factory in Dalian, China.