Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has extended its licensing deal with former joint venture partner Shanghai Electric to include its SG 8MW direct-drive offshore wind turbine.

Oliver Berendt, head of the OEM's liaison office in China, in an exclusive interview in December had already told Recharge that the Spanish-German manufacturer had extended the licensing deal beyond its 4MW and 6MW offshore turbines to the 7MW model, and had plans to negotiate a similar deal for the 8MW machine.

“Introducing the Siemens Gamesa 8MW direct-drive wind turbine is not only an alliance between us as two leading wind power manufacturers, but also another successful win-win cooperation based on mutual trust and mutual benefit,” Shanghai Electric president Zheng Jianhua said at the signing of the agreement in China.