The bigger picture: MingYang Smart Energy offshore wind turbine
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A Chinese firm has revealed its design for the world’s largest offshore wind turbine.
The MySE 16.0-242 by MingYang Smart Energy is a 16MW, 242m-tall turbine capable of powering 20,000 homes per unit (80GWh per year) over a 25-year life. Three propelling 118m blades will cover a 46,000m2 swept area. It will generate 45 per cent more energy than its predecessor, the MySE 11.0-203.
The new hybrid-drive turbine model is designed for high-wind sites and will be capable of withstanding typhoon-class weather conditions. It has been certified by DNV and China General Certification Centre for design, and MingYang aims to install a prototype in 2023 and roll out commercial production in the first half of 2024.
MingYang already offers a number of lightweight offshore turbine models – ranging from 5.5MW to 11MW; the new product sets the stage for a 15MW+ turbine platform that will eventually offer different versions fit for different offshore settings around the world, the manufacturer says.
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