History of XEMC Darwind

Direct drive wind turbines are our roots

The direct drive permanent magnet generator technology was started by Zyphyros B.V., which started as a subsidiary of Lagerwey Windturbines B.V.

The first turbine of this type, the 2 MW Z72 turbine prototype, has been in operation for a number of years in the Netherlands.

XEMC Windpower acquired the rights to manufacture and sell the Zephyros technology all over the world. The Z72 was rebranded, improved and today more than 3,000 onshore XE-series Direct Drive wind turbines have been delivered by XEMC Windpower. 

Offshore windturbines
Offshore windturbines
XD115 5MW Direct drive windturbine

This is Darwind's offshore dedicated 5MW direct drive wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 115m.

XE128 5MW Direct drive windturbine

Darwind's offshore dedicated 5MW wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 128m for medium wind speed sites

Onshore Windturbines
Onshore Windturbines
XD140-4MW Direct drive windturbine

With a 140m rotor and 4MW nominal output the XD140 is Darwind's choice for medium windspeed locations.

XE93-2MW Direct drive windturbine

The XE93 is ideal for low wind speed locations. Its sealed design makes it optimal in even the harshest environments.

Current in-house develoments

Find out what our innovations are, what Darwind has developed and is currently working on.