Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy took an additional step in advancing its successful licensing business model in the world’s single largest offshore market by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with China Energy United Power Technology Co Ltd during the ongoing 4th edition of China International Import Expo held in Shanghai, China. So far, Siemens Gamesa has already made a solid footprint in the Chinese offshore wind market through its licensing business model. Siemens Gamesa-licensed offshore technologies are already used in many of the country’s running offshore wind turbines, supporting the Chinese endeavor to develop clean energy and a low-carbon economy. Under this agreement, Siemens Gamesa intends to license its 11 MW Direct Drive offshore technology to United Power. This entails supporting United Power to deploy the licensed offshore technology in the Chinese mainland’s territorial waters. The SG 11.0-200 DD is the most recent generation of Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind turbine portfolio to enter serial manufacturing. It is based on Siemens Gamesa’s deep understanding and expertise of its proven offshore Direct Drive technology. More than 3 GW of orders for this turbine model have already been received for multiple projects in Europe. On a global technology level, more than 1,400 Siemens Gamesa offshore Direct Drive turbines have been installed in all major markets.In the last few years, China grew quickly to become the world’s largest offshore market with a grid-connected capacity of 10.42 GW by April 2021, according to the National Energy Administration of China. The Siemens Gamesa offshore technologies supported more than 6 GW offshore power installations in China.